• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject French
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christie Margrave
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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FREN6502 provides continued intensive study of the French language, expanding on basic communication skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an advanced elementary level, both in written and spoken French (e.g. learning tenses and modes necessary to operate in the past, present and future). The course includes authentic reading (literary and other) and further listening practice to enable students to deal with everyday situations and further develop a critical understanding of 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. Go beyond simple communication into more complex discussions using a wide range of elementary vocabulary;
  2. Understand a reproduce with precision more complex aspects of French pronunciation, including nasals and more complex intonation patterns;
  3. Compose short texts such as messages, invitations, instructions, reports, and material of a more fictional type;
  4. Describe aspects of the world in French, including travel, tradition and national identity, health and community; express necessity
  5. Read and understand short authentic texts (e.g. newspaper articles, extracts from books and novels, etc.) and poetry for enjoyment (not for detailed literary appreciation), and be able to summarize the information presented;
  6. Listen to/watch and appreciate short audio and video extracts (including film) and be able to summarize the information presented;
  7. Recognize and discuss in detail differences and similarities 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 (750-800 words): 20% (LOs: 3, 4)
In-class oral test four to five 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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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

To enrol in this course you must have completed FREN6501 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. Incompatible with FREN1004.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7899 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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