• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Leslie Barnes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course offers an introductory study of the language, giving grounding in basic communication skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, both in written and spoken French (e.g. learning tenses necessary to operate in the past, present and future). It introduces the reading of authentic short texts and provides listening practice to enable students to deal with everyday situations as well as to develop knowledge and understanding of French and francophone cultures and societies.

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. Communicate in basic French;
  2. Understand and reproduce aspects of French pronunciation, including vowels, consonants, and basic intonation;
  3. Compose short written texts;
  4. Describe aspects of the world in French, including family, work, studies and physical appearances; express preferences; make comparisons;
  5. Read and understand short authentic texts;
  6. Listen to/watch and understand short audio and video extracts;
  7. Appreciate aspects of contemporary francophone life and society and demonstrate awareness of the similarities and differences between their first cultures and francophone cultures.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class tests (written and listening comprehension, 35 minutes and 50 minutes): 15% and 25%  (LOs: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
In-class pronunciation test (one page of material tested): 10% (LOs: 1, 2)
Composition (200 words): 20% (LOs: 3, 4)
In-class oral test (three pages of material tested): 20% (LOs: 1, 2, 4)
In-class and online participation: 10% (LOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 4 hours of class per week, and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FREN6501

Prescribed Texts

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

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2037 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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