- Code FREN6515
- 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- articulate near-native French pronunciation, including sounds, intonation, and liaisons;
- integrate phonological awareness of how the sounds of French are produced and how they differ from their native language, and how they relate to French orthography;
- recognise and describe differences between oral and written French, language registers, and regional accents;
- engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis; and
- develop a research proposal based on scholarly literature.
- In-class test 1 (2 hours) (10) [LO 2,3]
- In-class test 2 (2 hours) (15) [LO 2,3]
- Pronunciation recordings (4 recordings, approx. 5 minutes each in French) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Preparation and participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final project (approx. 5 minutes, in French) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research proposal on some area related to French pronunciation or phonetics (approx. 1000 words in French) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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
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