• 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 Leslie Barnes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course offers an introductory study of the language, giving grounding in basic communication skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, both in written and spoken French (e.g. learning tenses necessary to operate in the past, present and future). It introduces the reading of authentic short texts and provides listening practice to enable students to deal with everyday situations as well as to develop knowledge and understanding of French culture and society.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Communicate orally at an elementary level (e.g. expressing relationships, abilities and desires, talking about activities and the environment, describing states of being and actions in the present past and future).
  2. Understand information in short written texts and simple conversations.
  3. Write mostly simple sentences (statements, negative, interrogative).
  4. Understand basic grammatical concepts including conjugations, use of tenses (notably as compared to English).
  5. Read short authentic texts and understand short cinematographic extracts.
  6. Appreciate aspects of French life and society through exposure to authentic material.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class written tests (one 50 mins and one two hours): each 25% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Two in-class listening comprehension tests (50 mins): 10% and 15% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 6)

Two in-class oral assessments (30-50 mins): 10% and 15% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6)

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Workload

4 hours of classes per week and 6 hours of study outside class per week.

Prescribed Texts

Information will be posted on Wattle prior to the course commencement.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1056 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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