• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Leslie Barnes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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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.

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. Go beyond simple communication into more complex discussions;
  2. Understand a reproduce more complex aspects of French pronunciation, including nasals and more complex intonation patterns;
  3. Compose short texts such as messages, invitations, instructions, reports, and material of a more fictional type;
  4. Describe aspects of the world in French, including travel, tradition and national identity, health and community; express necessity
  5. 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);
  6. Listen to/watch and appreciate short audio and video extracts (including film);
  7. Recognize and discuss in detail differences and similarities between their first cultures and francophone cultures;

Indicative Assessment

Two 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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130 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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FREN1003 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convenor to enrol in this course. Incompatible with FREN6502.

Prescribed Texts

Information will be posted on Wattle prior to the course commencement.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5100 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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