• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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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. 

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. Articulate accurate French pronunciation, including sounds, intonation, and liaisons
  2. Integrate phonological awareness of how the sounds of French are produced and how they differ from their native language.
  3. Recognize and describe differences between oral and written French, language registers, and regional accents
  4. Reflect on the relationship between French orthography and pronunciation
  5. Engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis

Indicative Assessment

Written exams (x2, 50 minutes, in French) (15% each, for a total of 30%) (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 at 2.5% each, for a total of 25%) (LO 1-5)

In-class oral project (approx. 5 minutes, in French)(video-recorded) 15% (LO 1-5)

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Workload

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN3006 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 its postgraduate equivalent FREN6515.

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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 and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9660 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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