- Code FREN6515
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
This course is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to improve their pronunciation and understanding of spoken French. It combines an examination of how French sounds are produced and how they differ from English sounds, with practical exercises in oral practice, sound discrimination, and phonetic transcription. In addition to improving their general fluency and oral accuracy, students will also increase their knowledge of Francophone culture and gain an understanding of pronunciation differences between language registers and dialects/regional accents. By the end of the course, students will be familiarized with the rules of correspondence between sounds and spelling, as well as the rules governing other phenomena, such as intonation, stress placement, liaisons, and schwa.
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:
- Articulate near-native French pronunciation, including
sounds, intonation, and liaisons
- Integrate phonological awareness of how the sounds of French
are produced and how they differ from their native language.
- Recognize and describe differences between oral and
written French, language registers, and regional accents
- Reflect in depth on the relationship between French
orthography and pronunciation
- Engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis
- Develop a research proposal based on scholarly
Written exams (x2, 50 minutes, in French) (10% each, for a total of 20%) (LO 2, 3, 4)
Pronunciation recordings (6 recordings, approx. 5 minutes each in French)(5% each, for a total of 30%) (LO 1-5)
Weekly homework and preparation (reading, transcription, questions) (10 preparations by 2% each, for a total of 20%) (LO 1-5)
In-class oral project (approx. 5 minutes, in French)(video-recorded) 15% (LO 1-5)
Research proposal on some area related to French pronunciation or phonetics (approx. 1000 words in French) 15% (LO 1-6)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
-36 hours of contact: 36 hours of tutorials
-94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9940||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|