• 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 Ashok Collins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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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:
  1. Engage in debate with others with fluency and spontaneity in French using correct grammar  to support their ideas and thoughts (Assessments 1, 2 & 4)
  2. Write clear and detailed texts in French using appropriate grammatical structures and syntax. (Assessments 1 & 3)
  3. Read and demonstrate comprehension of selected French texts on French history, culture and society by explaining, verbally and in writing, the main ideas and authors’ inferences within the texts given. (Assessments 2, 3 & 4)
  4. Demonstrate oral competence by clearly and accurately expressing their own ideas and thoughts in French, in response to texts and audio stimuli provided. (Assessments 2 & 4)
  5. Demonstrate their ability to critically reflect, verbally and in writing, on cross-cultural differences between some Francophone cultures and most importantly the Australian culture by comparing the differences and relating their similarities. (Assessments 2, 3 & 4)

Indicative Assessment

  1. Grammar Tests x 2 (20%);
  2. Culture and listening comprehension Tests x 2 (20%);
  3. Written composition (exclusive to graduate students) (30%);
  4. A final oral presentation (30%). 

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4 hours of classes per week. 
All new students with prior knowledge of French are required to contact the course coordinator before enrolling.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN6503 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. 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:
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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2424 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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