• 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, Language Studies

This course is designed to develop students' communicative skills at an advanced level. The focus will be on diversifying vocabulary and genre (including academic French), mastering grammatical structures and language registers, and developing rhetorical and argumentative strategies both orally and in writing. The course also engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary French-speaking societies and cultures. A variety of literary, journalistic and audiovisual materials will be used for discussion and assignments (oral and written). 

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Express their opinion (orally and in writing) effectively and confidently while taking into consideration others' perspectives, and develop arguments with complex sentence structures.
  2. Read/watch, understand, and analyse a wide range of authentic resources (texts and audiovisual materials).
  3. Recognize and use different language registers, language styles, discourse structures, and further develop their academic vocabulary.
  4. Understand aspects of modern French society and culture, and provide insightful and elaborated comments and critiques.
  5. Prepare and deliver a thorough and well-structured oral presentation in French relevant to topical issues in contemporary French society.

Indicative Assessment

- One oral presentation (15 mins, recorded) (20%) (LO 1-5)

- One written assignment (1000 words) (20%) (LO 1-4)

- One research paper (1500 words) (25%) (LO 1-4)

- In class and online active participation and preparation (10%) (LO 1-4) 

- One in-class test (1.5 hours) (25%) (LO 1-4)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

- 42 hours of class time per semester, and

- 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN3007 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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FREN3008, FREN6508 or FREN6010.

Prescribed Texts

Required materials will be announced on Wattle.

Minors

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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4881 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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