Each student is unique and we believe that we learn better when we can apply our skills and knowledge to something we are truly interested in. Building on this ascertainment, the French programme at HKU developed personalized learning paths as a way to increase students engagement and foster their creativity and autonomy.
Personalized learning paths are experiential learning projects designed to be flexible and to address students own interests. The projects may take various forms such as attending an exhibition or event related to France, reading a book in French and writing a report about it, taking part in a group project on or outside the campus, etc.
In the course of the semester, students are encouraged to develop their own individual or group project with the purpose of connecting their studies of the French language and culture with another field or topic of their interest. Students are also given the opportunity to join existing project developed by the French programme team.
Personalized learning paths are offered as optional segment for the courses FREN2001, FREN2002, FREN3001, FREN3002. In these courses, projects are assessed by course lecturers and participants are awarded bonus points counting towards their overall lecture grade.
A collection of projects undertaken by students of the French Programme as part of their learning experience.
Introducing French culture to secondary school students
Fostering a knowledge sharing culture among students is a great way to enrich the learner’s experience as well as to empower students to share the knowledge and skills they have acquired in class. Students of the French programme were given the opportunity to do this for a good cause.
Rencontre avec Dany Laferrière
To celebrate the 19th Francophonie Festival in Hong Kong and the distinguished lecture by Academician Dany Laferrière at HKU, students were invited to participate in a project around this famous writer and emblematic figure of the Francophonie as well to familiarize themselves with his work.
For this project, students of French at HKU and students pursuing a Master in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) at Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III, in France had the opportunity to discuss a set of prepared topics in French through a series of online interactions.