- Code FREN6011
- 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, Language Studies
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.
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:
- 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.
- Comprehend and
analyse in depth a wide range of demanding, long written and aural texts in
most registers, and recognise implicit meaning.
- Recognise and
show excellent controlled use of discourse structures, organisational patterns,
connectors, cohesive devices, and diverse language styles.
- Prepare and
deliver a thorough and well-structured oral presentation in French relevant to
topical issues in contemporary French-speaking societies.
- Independently conduct a research project involving the identification of a research topic, the comprehensive review of relevant literature, and the write-up of a research essay.
- One oral presentation (15 mins, recorded) (20%) (LO 1-4)
- Two written assignments (2 x 1000 words) (15% each = 30%) (LO 1-3)
- One extended research paper (2000-3000 words) (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 5)
- In class and online active participation and preparation (10%) (LO 1-3)
- One in-class test (1.5 hours) (15%) (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
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