• Class Number 4003
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

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 at length (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, provide insightful and elaborated comments, and engage in in-depth critiques.
  5. Prepare and deliver a thorough and well-structured oral presentation in French relevant to topical issues in contemporary French society.

Required Resources

• Alter ego 5 (C1/C2) - Méthode de français, Catherine Dollez, Michel Guillou. Hachette, 2010. ISBN: 978-2011557971

• La liste de mes envies (author: Grégoire Delacourt, publisher: le livre de poche)

The textbook and the novel are also available in the Chifley Reserve Collection. The textbook will also be used in second semester, in FREN3011 (FREN6011) Advanced French II.

Staff Feedback

Students will receive personal feedback on their written tests, written assignments, and oral presentation. In class, feedback will be given to the whole group by remedial tasks when needed.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

French students' association

Students can join the French Collective club, which organises film screenings, breakfasts and other fun events:

Follow at: https://www.facebook.com/anufrenchcollective

Contact: cf.anu09@gmail.com

Alliance Française de Canberra

The Alliance Française, McCaughey St, Turner, offers a range of activities and facilities. SBS shows French news and many French films (subtitled). Households in a number of Canberra suburbs receive TV5 Monde.

The Alliance also runs the French Film Festival each March.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 please refer to wattle for detail

Tutorial Registration

see Wattle for details

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
In-class oral presentation 20 % 01/01/2029 02/01/2029 1,2,3,4,5
In-class essay 20 % 30/05/2019 13/06/2019 1,2,3,4
Research Paper 25 % 09/05/2019 23/05/2019 1,2,3,4
In-class exam 25 % 03/04/2019 24/04/2019 1,2,3,4
Participation and preparation 10 % 01/01/2029 02/01/2029 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/01/2029
Return of Assessment: 02/01/2029
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

In-class oral presentation

Presentation will take place throughout the semester. You will prepare a PowerPoint on a subject related to the topics covered during the week you present (to be approved by the instructor on week 2, or earlier) and led the class discussion. The presentation will be marked on language, content and presentation. See Wattle for the assessment rubric.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 30/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 13/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

In-class essay

This test will take place Week 12 and will focus on writing. See Wattle for the assessment rubric.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 09/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Research Paper

You will write a 2000-3000 word research paper related to a topic of your choice but linked to a Francophone country. More information can be found on Wattle.

Note: Students are expected to complete assignments on their own and are not permitted to ask help from other individuals (i.e., native speakers, tutors, family or friends) when the task is submitted for assessment. Improper collaboration of this nature constitutes academic misconduct and will be dealt with in accordance with ANU policy.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 03/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 24/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

In-class exam

This test take place during Week 6. It will include a listening component, grammar/vocabulary assessment, and a reading comprehension assessment. You will be assessed on your mastery of language elements taught in class (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your ability to read, listen to, and compose short texts.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 01/01/2029
Return of Assessment: 02/01/2029
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Participation and preparation

Language learning is a cumulative process and requires consistent effort on your part. This means coming to class prepared for that day’s content and actively taking part in all classroom activities.

You are expected to:

  1. have completed the preparation activities before coming to class (usually listening to thematic audio files, reading, and studying grammar points and vocabulary);
  2. actively participate in pair and group work;
  3. actively contribute to class discussion (by responding to instructor’s prompts and participating in discussion following peers’ presentation);
  4. complete homework assignments to consolidate learning.

You will be assessed on your communication skills, your pronunciation, the development of your language skills (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your demonstrated understanding of francophone cultures.

Note that tardiness is not acceptable and will systematically result in a lower class participation grade. Use of computers is not encouraged but will be tolerated to take notes, check online dictionaries, or to follow class discussion with the readings posted on Wattle. Your computer or mobile phone may not be used for any other reason, including email, social media, other classes, etc. Not complying with this will result in the loss of class participation points for the week.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) as submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

In addition to the copy submitted using Turnitin in the course Wattle site, please also submit a hard copy of your research paper for marking. Please give the hard copy to your instructor in class. If you were absent, put a hardcopy into Dr Solène Inceoglu's mailbox (Baldessin Precinct Building 3rd floor).

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned in class.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not applicable

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Solene Inceoglu

Research Interests

Second Language Acquisition, psycholinguistics, French as a foreign language

Dr Solene Inceoglu

Wednesday 09:00 11:00
Wednesday 09:00 11:00
Dr Solene Inceoglu
02 612 59895

Research Interests

Dr Solene Inceoglu

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