• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course is to extend students speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in French through the critical study of current affairs as represented in the French written press, Radio France International (RFI) and televised news.

Learning Outcomes

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

On completing the course, students should have:

1/ Improved their reading comprehension & writing in French

2/ Improved their listening & speaking skills in French

3/ Become acquainted to some of the main French newspapers, their content, political and socio-cultural orientation

4/ Become acquainted to French televised news and RFI

5/ Developed some ability to critically reflect on French media writing

6/ Gained knowledge of French culture & society via the study of current affairs

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class tests (week 7 and 13): 40% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6)

Oral presentation of a news item (weeks 11 & 12): 30% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 6)

Writing of two news items, 600 words each (due weeks 5 and 10): 30% (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5, 6)

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Workload

This course has 3 contact hours per week which may be held in one hour and two hour block.

In addition to the required contact hours, it is expected that students will spend an additional 6-7 hours per week studying for this course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN2024. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

An e-reading brick will be provided on Wattle for this course. Audio and audio-visual materials will be posted on Wattle on a weekly basis.

Minors

Fees

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:
1
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.

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

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8257 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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