• Class Number 5093
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
    • Dr Irwin Compiegne
    • Matthew Dowling
SELT Survey Results

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:

  1. communicate in more complex basic French, including understanding and producing spoken and written French;
  2. understand and implement more complex basic concepts of French grammar and pronunciation;
  3. discuss more complex aspects of the world in French with classmates and teacher; and
  4. appreciate more complex aspects of contemporary francophone life and society.

Required Resources

The resources for FREN1003 and FREN1004 are available in two formats; students may choose the format that suits them best (see links to website below):

A Bundle (Horizons, Student Edition: Introductory French physical textbook + MindTap French 7ed online platform). This is available through the ANU Bookstore and through the Cengage website (select "Value Pack"). ISBN 9780170287111. 

The MindTap French 7ed online platform only. This includes the e-book version of the Horizons textbook and is available only through the Cengage website (select "Digital Platform"). ISBN 978133756825.

Please note that access to MindTap is mandatory to complete (and pass) this course.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

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) or use Google translate (or similar websites) 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 Review Online homework (throughout the semester) Participation (throughout the semester)
2 Chapitre 6
3 Chapitre 6
4 Chapitre 7
5 Chapitre 7
6 Chapitre 8 Test 1
7 Chapitre 8
8 Chapitre 9 Written composition
9 Chapitre 9
10 Chapitre 10 Oral assessment
11 Chapitre 10
12 Chapitre 10 Test 2

Tutorial Registration

Students need to enrol in one tutorial group

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
In-class test 1 15 % 1, 2, 4
In-class Composition 20 % 1, 2, 4
In-class test 2 20 % 1, 2, 4
Oral assessment 15 % 1, 2, 4
Homework 20 % 1, 2, 4
Participation and engagement 10 % 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 Integrity 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 Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

In-class test 1

This in-class test will cover the grammatical and lexical material covered in the weeks prior to the test. It will include a listening component, grammar/vocabulary assessment, and a writing assessment. You will be assessed on your mastery of language elements taught in class (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your ability to read, listen to, and compose short texts.

Value: 15%

Week 6

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

In-class Composition

The composition will be 500 words. You will be assessed on your mastery of language elements taught in class (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your ability to compose a coherent, creative description. Rough details of the topic to follow.

Value: 20%

Week 8

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

In-class test 2

This in-class test will cover the grammatical and lexical material covered in the weeks prior to the test. This second test may be cumulative. It will include a listening component, grammar/vocabulary assessment, and a writing assessment. You will be assessed on your mastery of language elements taught in class (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your ability to read, listen to, and compose short texts.

Value: 20%

Week 12

Assessment Task 4

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

Oral assessment

The oral test will be a scenario (5 minutes) and recorded (not read from a script!). Please note that the instructions for this assessment item will be found on Wattle. You must follow the instructions posted on Wattle. You may record the text many times, but you may only submit your assignment once. You will be assessed on your accurate usage of grammatical and lexical items and the clarity of your pronunciation. Scenario to follow.

Value: 15%

Week 10

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4


You will have homework on MindTap after almost every class period, and you will be expected to complete each week’s homework activities by the end of the week (Sun). As mentioned above, language learning requires regular effort and attention on your part. To succeed in your learning, you must be doing these activities as they are assigned.

Value: 20%

Throughout the semester

Assessment Task 6

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Participation and engagement

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 (usually studying grammar points and vocabulary, and completing preparation activities on MindTap); 

2.    participate in pair and group work; 

3.    contribute to class discussion (usually by responding to instructor’s prompts); 

You will be assessed on your communication skills, your pronunciation, the development of your language skills (e.g., grammar and vocabulary), and on your demonstrated understanding of francophone cultures.

Value: 10%

Throughout the semester

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy 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.

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

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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.

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; applied linguistics; second language speech perception and production

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Matthew Dowling

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