• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject French
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Leslie Barnes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • tell others about what you did or will do and report on what others have told you; going beyond simple communication about yourself and your environment  into more complex discussions on a variety of topics such as expressing your point of view on a news item, write an advertisement and other activities to highlight the main topic in a short text; (Assessment 1, 3 & 5)
  • to compose short texts in their appropriate structure. These will include messages, invitations, instructions, reports and fictional texts such as short narratives and poems. (Assessment 2 & 4)
  • improve your listening skills and show through an oral summary an understanding of extracts of broadcasted news and films (Assessment 1, 3 & 5)
  • to summarise written content such as  extracts of newspaper articles, short texts and a longer piece of writing such as a story of a few pages using the correct grammatical structures and simple sentences. (Assessments 2, 4 & 5)
  • learn to read with the correct pronunciation, intonation and rhythm short authentic texts (e.g. newspaper articles, extracts from books and novels, etc.) and poetry for enjoyment (not for detailed literary study) using visual cues to influence vocal inflections and increase fluency; (Assessment 4 & 5)
  • demonstrate an understanding of aspects of contemporary French societies by identifying them in written, oral and aural tasks; (All assessments)
  • discuss differences and similarities between your first culture and French-speaking cultures. (Assessments 1 & 2)

Indicative Assessment

  • On-going assessment (60%): 
  1. Two listening comprehension tests (10% + 10%) 
  2. Two written tests (15% + 15%)
  3. One role play (10%).
  • End of semester assessment (40%): 
  1. Written summary of a small book (following the example of the ones studied in class during the semester) (20%)
  2. Oral presentation on a movie or extract of a movie in conjunction with the reading (20%).

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5 hours of classes per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN6501 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.


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 $1542
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 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8080 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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