• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course continues to develop students' communicative competence in French at the advanced level with a particular emphasis on academic French. Drawing from a variety of materials (literary and non-fiction) the course reinforces students' oral expository techniques and strengthens their analytical reading skills and advanced writing skills. To this end, the course centres on interactive language development tasks, such as pair work and debates, and includes the study of longer and more complex texts, oral development work, and listening comprehension exercises. Furthermore, the course engages students in the study of various aspects of contemporary French and Francophone societies and contributes to the development of intercultural skills.

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 and defend their ideas (orally and in writing) fluently and confidently on a wide range of topical issues in contemporary French-speaking societies with relevant and sophisticated cultural references.
  2. Comprehend and analyse a wide range of demanding, longer written and aural texts in most registers and recognise implicit meaning.
  3. Recognise and show controlled use of discourse structures, organisational patterns, connectors, cohesive devices, and diverse language styles.
  4. Prepare and deliver a thorough and well-structured oral presentation in French relevant to topical issues in contemporary French-speaking societies.
  5. Independently conduct a small research project involving the identification of a research topic, the review of relevant literature, and the write-up of a research essay.

Indicative Assessment

- One oral presentation (15 mins, recorded) (20%) (LO 1-4)

- Two written assignments (2 x 1000 words) (15% each = 30%) (LO 1-3)

- One research paper (1000 words) (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 5)

- In class and online active participation and preparation (10%) (LO 1-3) 

- One in-class test (1.5 hours) (20%) (LO 1-3)

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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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed FREN3010 or FREN3008 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FREN3009, FREN6509, FREN6011

Prescribed Texts

Required materials will be announced on Wattle.



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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8221 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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