- Code FREN3010
- 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, 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).
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:
- Express their
opinion (orally and in writing) effectively and confidently while taking into
consideration others' perspectives, and develop arguments with complex sentence
understand, and analyse a wide range of authentic resources (texts and
- Recognize and
use different language registers, language styles, discourse structures, and
further develop their academic vocabulary.
- Understand aspects of modern French society and culture, and provide insightful and elaborated comments and critiques.
- Prepare and deliver a thorough and well-structured oral presentation in French relevant to topical issues in contemporary French society.
- 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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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
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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