• 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Solene Inceoglu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to improve their pronunciation and understanding of spoken French. It combines an examination of how French sounds are produced and how they differ from English sounds, with practical exercises in oral practice, sound discrimination, and phonetic transcription. In addition to improving their general fluency and oral accuracy, students will also increase their knowledge of francophone culture and gain an understanding of pronunciation differences between language registers and dialects/regional accents. By the end of the course, students will be familiarised with the rules of correspondence between sounds and spelling, as well as the rules governing other phenomena, such as intonation, stress placement, liaisons, and schwa. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. articulate accurate French pronunciation, including sounds, intonation, and liaisons;
  2. integrate phonological awareness of how the sounds of French are produced and how they differ from their native language;
  3. recognise and describe differences between oral and written French, language registers, and regional accents;
  4. reflect on the relationship between French orthography and pronunciation; and
  5. engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Pronunciation recordings (2 recordings, approx. 5 minutes each in French, each 20%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. In-class test (2 hours) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final project (approx. 5 minutes, in French) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Preparation and participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

36 hours of contact: 36 hours of tutorials

94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FREN3006, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FREN6515.

Prescribed Texts

Required materials will be announced on Wattle.

Fees

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:
1
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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
5990 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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