• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject French
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies

Further intensive study of the language, to improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar, with a view to developing self-expression both in writing and speaking. Introduction to authentic short texts (literary and other) and further listening practice to enable students to deal with more everyday situations as well as to develop and share a critical 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. Go beyond simple communication into more complex discussions;
  2. Communicate to others about the past, present and future (and report on what others have done or said);
  3. Compose short texts such as messages, invitations, instructions, reports, and material of a more fictional type;
  4. Understand extracts of news and films;
  5. Summarise a newspaper article or a short text;
  6. Read and understand short authentic texts (e.g. newspaper articles, extracts from books and novels, etc.) and poetry for enjoyment (not for detailed literary appreciation), and appreciate short cinematographic extracts;
  7. Appreciate aspects of contemporary French life and society.
  8. Be aware of differences and similarities between their first culture and French cultures; 
  9. Understand grammatical concepts and aspects of language learning methodology.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class listening comprehension tests (50 minutes): 10% and 15% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8)

Two oral assessments (30-50 minutes): 10% and 15% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6, 7)

Two in-class written tests (one 50 mins and one two hours): each 25% (Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)

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4 hours of classes per week and six hours of study outside class per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FREN1003 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 FREN6502.

Prescribed Texts

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



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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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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7209 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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