Thematic Area – The French Language
Qui ne connait pas de langues étrangères ne connait pas la sienne.
He who knows not foreign languages knows not his own.
(Goethe [1749-1832], Maximen und Reflexionen).
Studying French within the Sub-Department of French offers opportunities for proficiency in the language. Students registered in the under-graduate programme are thus given ample opportunity to imitate, reflect on and synthesise various forms of the language. Thus are they able to comprehend and produce appropriate written and oral sentence forms as their aptitudes in the four language domains are sharpened. The graduated levels of course units enable our students to examine closely the manner in which the French language functions not only in its standard forms but also taking into account the different regional varieties. Specific emphasis is laid on register that is profession–specific such as in the fields of Diplomacy and International Relations, Tourism as well as Public Administration This knowledge comes in most handy when the need to ascertain ‘correctness’ or convention is called upon.
Head of Thematic Area is;
Members of the Thematic Area:
Current course units in the thematic area
CFR 101 FRENCH LANGUAGE I
CFR 102 FRENCH LANGUAGE II
CFR 103 ORAL EXPRESSION AND AURAL COMPREHENSION
CFR 104 FRENCH AND OTHER LANGUAGES: A BASIC CONTRASTIVE APPROACH
CFR 201 FRENCH LANGUAGE III
CFR 202 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIN AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES
CFR 207 HISTORY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
CFR 210 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN AFRICA
CFR 212 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN FRANCE
CFR 214 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN THE WEST INDIES, THE INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS
CFR 301 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES II
CFR 302 FRENCH FOR GENERAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES III
CFR 304 PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
CFR 309 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN EUROPE (EXCLUDING FRANCE)
CFR 311 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN NORTHERN AND SOUTH AMERICA
CFR 313 THE FRENCH LANGUAGE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN AND CONTINENTAL ASIA
CFR 401 FRENCH FOR BUSINESS
CFR 402 FRENCH FOR MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
CFR 403 FRENCH FOR THE HOTEL, TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES
CFR 404 FRENCH FOR DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
CFR 407 PHONETICS, PHONOLOGY, ORTHOGRAPHY AND MEANING IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
CFR 415 WRITING IN FRENCH
CFR 417 LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND TRANSLATION
DCC 202 IMPORTANCE AND BASICS OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
Job opportunities Where Knowledge of Thematic Area is Applicable
Competence in the French language opens doors to any job with an international bearing.
These ranges from general administrative positions to free-lance artisanal work including: Diplomacy and Protocol, Hospitality and Travel, Media, Medicine, Performing Arts, Procurement, Research, Sports and Teaching.