- Code FREN1004
- 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 Contemporary Europe, European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies
FREN1004 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.
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:
- Go beyond simple communication into more complex discussions;
- Understand a reproduce more complex aspects of French pronunciation, including nasals and more complex intonation patterns;
- Compose short texts such as messages, invitations, instructions, reports, and material of a more fictional type;
- Describe aspects of the world in French, including travel, tradition and national identity, health and community; express necessity
- 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);
- Listen to/watch and appreciate short audio and video extracts (including film);
- Recognize and discuss in detail differences and similarities between their first cultures and francophone cultures;
Indicative AssessmentTwo 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 (350-500 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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Workload130 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.
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