NCEA Level 3 French
Level 3
Number of Credits: up to 24

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 2 French or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course emphasises the world we live in and the student’s place in it. Students further develop competences acquired in Level 2 French.  They deepen their intercultural understanding of the French culture, gaining insight in different perspectives on a wide variety of issues. Students develop more complex language skills, conveying and exchanging justified information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts. A range of topics relevant to today’s globalised societies are covered in this course, such as work and career related problems, environmental issues, technology and media, social cohesion and creative arts.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of genuine spoken texts on less familiar matters
  • Reading skills: understanding of genuine written and visual texts on less familiar matters
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using more complex language in a wide variety of contexts
  • Writing skills: communicating in written using more complex language

Course Costs: Approximately $50 to cover the cost for online subscriptions, competitions and stationery.  

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91543
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken French texts
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 91544
Give a clear spoken presentation in French that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
3 Credits
 
Presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91545
Interact clearly using spoken French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
6 Credits
 
Portfolio
 
AS 91546
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual French texts
5 Credits
 
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91547
Write a variety of text types in clear French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
5 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
Level 3 French