• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject French
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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An integrated course on aspects of French language, culture and society, designed to improve the students' competence in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language, and to acquaint them with aspects of contemporary French society. The course comprises an oral class, a grammar class, a writing class and a reading class using literary texts focusing on aspects of French society and culture. All classes are held in French.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct basic argumentative or discursive sentences in French, linking them together in a discussion by means of connective structures.
  2. Explain some basic issues in modern French and Francophone literature.
  3. Interpret these issues by reference to different conceptions of Francophone societies around the world.
  4. Present written and oral arguments about themes presented in modern French and Francophone literature.
  5. Improve their knowledge of French grammar in the different skills (written, spoken, reading and listening).
  6. Speak, read and listen to French in different registers, to learn about aspects of the Francophone world.

Indicative Assessment

Written: 2 assignments: 300-400 words; 10% each (Learning Outcomes 1, 5)

Written: 1 in-class test: 50 minutes; 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 5)

Literature: 1 in-class test: 50 minutes; 20% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4)

Literature: 1 in-class group presentation: 15 minutes; 10% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4)

Language and Culture: 1 in-class test: 60 minutes; 20% (Learning Outcomes 5, 6)

Language and Culture: 1 Oral presentation: 15 minutes; 20% (Learning Outcomes 5, 6)

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Allow for 10 hours a week of study for this course, minimum 3.5 hours of class and 6.5 hours for self-study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN2025 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convenor to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts


Grammaire française de Jacqueline Ollivier et Martin Beaudoin, éd. 2008.


Reading brick



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2095 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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