hey guys, woo i had a french continuers class of 3! needless to say it was a great 2 years, and combining with the beginners was alot of fun (there were 9 of them!)
just a warning to you all though- if you have a crappy teacher who you think will start to slacken off, then TELL SOMEONE before its too late. Me and the other 2 girls ended up having to teach ourselves prelim and HSC french, which was an extremely difficult task! Its not a subject that you can just revise notes for, so you gotta make sure you know what you ned to know!
Sargal, the best way to study is just to find french everywhere you go. While you're writing posts here at the boards, tune into french radio over the web. you learn lots of informal grammar which is what sets you apart from ppl who write stuff that soudns liek its been copied directly out of the dictionary! Tape "le journal" on SBS and watch it a couple of times- helps you with "the world around you" which is what the exam is realy based on
for speaking practice, say stuf out aloud. I used to commentate what i was doing aroudn the house. Eg, I'm going to the fridge, I think i need an extra jumper, i relaly hate that song. Another good trick is to try and translate sentences you hear. Watch the telly one night, pick a few sentances here and there and try and say it in french.
bonne chance tout le monde pour cette anne! J'espre que vous puits d'tude et vous recevrez les rsultats que vous mritez. N'oubliez pas de demander pour l'aide ici!
ps- et je suis dsol pour ma grammaire, je sais qu'elle est terrible aprs le HSC!
I'm doing Beginners and I think it's great and I thought we had a small class lol... 13 filles. We have a French French teacher atm that's cool. We forget stuff, but it's a fun class, we help each other out and laugh at ourselves when we say stupid things hehe...
j'ai reu 69 pour le franais. Extrmement du mais comme j'a dit avant, je n'ai pas eu un professeur pour deux annes (ou une trs merde une au moins!)
it may sound like an exaggeration, but seriously, my teacher was pathetic. We never did work in class, everything i did was on my own, at home or in the library. The beginners teacher came up to me at our results breakfast and said she was so sorry about what we had to put up with (shes very sweet) and was really apologetic that she couldnt do anything about her for us.
we would have said something, but in yr10, my friend complained about her to the head of history/languages. The head teacher then went to my french teacher and told her who the student was who put a complaint in about her- needless to say my friend left the class. we just didnt want to have to out up with shit like that. it was actually better when she didnt show up!!
ah well, thats the beauty of hindsight i guess! just work your tails off guys, cos its a great course and you can do very well in it!!
There doesn't seem to be an 'option' per se re 3u french, as far as the 1u ext is concerned. For ext the only option/choice I think is that there's a choice between which film you use for the prescribed text, either "Marius et Jeannette" or "Au revoir les enfants". And that 'choice' is pretty much out of our hands anyway. Anything goes pretty much, as long as it's under this big umbrella of 'the individual in society' or something, with 3 mandatory sub-themes, belonging vs alienation, coping with change and tolerance of difference. Everything seems to be about me me me with these LOTE courses...
So as far as choosing a topic to do, on n'a vraiment pas l'choix!
Hey that's cool that ur mauritian. So ur pretty much a native speaker then? Yer, I'm doing 3u this year, but through Open High correspondance - where so many native speakers are doing it it's not funny... hehe. It's cool though. Sad they can't let u do it. Though it's a lot of stuff to catch up on, even just for a 1u course, which i find hard to believe that it IS only a 1u course, cos there's so much stuff...
Bienvenue, Jun Jun. Je viens juste d'arriver de 'poster' les massages sur ces forums aussi, il y a quelques jours.
Bon, parler le franais couramment, c'est une autre chose que le taper/crire, hein?
Alors, pour l'extension, quel film tudies-tu? Les profs ont choisi "Marius et Jeannette". Je suis effectivement tout seul aussi, car je fais le 3U par corrspondance, mais il y a 14 de nous dans la 'classe' qui allons aux lons mensuelles 'face to face'.
La seule chose qui me rase, c'est qu'on doit crire des 'essays' pour l'extension - une faon d'crire o je suis vraiment nul! Si c'est un dialogue ou qch d'autre, a va, mais avec ces maudits essays...
Combien d'tudiants a-t-elle, ta classe de 'continuers'? A Open High (corres.) il y en a 82!