- Code FREN6501
- 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
This course offers an introductory study of the language, giving grounding in basic communication skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, both in written and spoken French (e.g. learning tenses necessary to operate in the past, present and future). It introduces the reading of authentic short texts and provides listening practice to enable students to deal with everyday situations as well as to develop knowledge and understanding of French and 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:
- Communicate in French using a range of elementary vocabulary;
- Understand and reproduce with precision aspects of French pronunciation, including vowels, consonants, and intonation;
- Compose written texts;
- Describe aspects of the world in French, including family, work, studies and physical appearances; express preferences; make comparisons;
- Read and understand short authentic texts and be able to summarize the information presented;
- Listen to/watch and understand short audio and video extracts and be able to summarize the information presented;
- Appreciate aspects of contemporary francophone life and society and demonstrate awareness of the similarities and differences 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 (400 words): 20% (LOs: 3, 4)
In-class oral test (three 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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