- Code FREN6506
- 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
The aim of this course is for students to consolidate their competence in understanding, speaking, writing and reading in French. Students will develop their abilities to express opinions on ideas and events in French and will refine their skills in oral expression, writing and grammar. The course also aims to expose students to fundamental events that have marked French and Francophone societies over the preceding century and to have them gain insight into these through the study of literature and film. Postgraduate students will develop French-language research and writing skills through language exercises and a research essay.
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:
- Construct increasingly complex argumentative or discursive sentences in French, using appropriate grammatical structures.
- Explain complex issues in modern French and Francophone cultures.
- Interpret these issues by reference to different conceptions of Francophone societies around the world.
- Present sophisticated written and oral arguments about themes presented in modern French and Francophone literature and film, using research skills in French.
- Utilise an intermediate standard of French grammar across the four basic competencies (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
- Recognise and use French in different registers.
Indicative Assessment1 postgraduate research essay: 1500 words, 20
1 oral presentation: 10 minutes, 20% (Learning Outcomes 1-6)
2 in-class tests: 50 minutes, 20% each (Learning Outcomes 1, 5, 6)
Homework assignments: 300-400 words, 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 5)
Participation: 10% (Learning Outcomes 1-6)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time comprising:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of individual and group work.
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