• Class Number 2960
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
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

Tendances: Niveau C1/C2, méthode de français, [1 textbook and 1 DVD]. Authors: Liakin D., Liakina N., Michaud G., Olivry F. (2019). Published by CLE International (Paris).


Sold as paper copy: https://www.cle-international.com/adolescents/tendances-niveau-c1c2-livre-de-l-eleve-dvd-rom-9782090385373.html and Harry Hartog ANU. 

and electronic copy: https://www.cle-international.com/adolescents/tendances-niveau-c1c2-version-numerique-eleve-livre-de-l-eleve-9782090374834.html

This textbook is also sold in some countries under the name of Talents: Niveau C1/C2, méthode de français (same authors, same publisher).

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

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

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction Unité 1: Se documenter (les fausses nouvelles) (1) Preparation and participation throughout the semester
2 Unité 1: Se documenter (les fausses nouvelles) Unité 1: Synthétiser des informations (la gentrification) (5) Grammar homework quizzes throughout the semester
3 Unité 1: Synthétiser des informations (la gentrification) Unité 1: Faire un exposé (le bilinguisme)
4 Unité 1: Faire un exposé (le bilinguisme) Unité 2: Développer une idée (langues et visions du monde) (4) Listening comprehension test 1
5 Unité 2: Développer une idée (l'écriture inclusive)
6 (2) Written test
7 Unité 3: Analyser et prendre position (l'intelligence artificielle)
8 Unité 3: Concertation citoyenne (l'intelligence artificielle) (4) Listening comprehension test 2
9 Unité 3: Réfléchir au rôle du débat dans la société (la bioéthique)
10 Unité 3: Animer un débat (la vaccination obligatoire) (2) Research project
11 Unité 3: Mener une enquête (les influenceurs) Unité 3: Préparer un questionnaire (la viralité) (4) Listening comprehension test 3
12 Unité 3: Interpréter les résultats d’un sondage (le populisme)

Tutorial Registration

see Wattle for details

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Preparation and participation 10 % 1,2,3,4,
Research project 30 % 1,2,3,4,5
Written test 30 % 1,2,3,4
Listening comprehension 15 % 1,2,3,4
Grammar homework 15 % 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: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,

Preparation and participation

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;

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).

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Research project

Approximately 20 minutes videorecorded research project + 400-word synthesis. See Wattle for rubric and more information

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Written test

approximately 1,000 words. See Wattle for rubric and more information

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Listening comprehension

3 listening comprehension tests throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Grammar homework

Weekly homework quizzes on Wattle.

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

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

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

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. 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.

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, Second Language Speech Perception and Production, Applied Linguistics, French as a foreign language

Dr Solene Inceoglu

Tuesday 14:00 16:00
Tuesday 14:00 16:00
Dr Solene Inceoglu

Research Interests

Dr Solene Inceoglu

Tuesday 14:00 16:00
Tuesday 14:00 16:00

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