• 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 2016
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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 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. Incompatible with FREN6505.

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. 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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2047 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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