- Code FREN3010
- 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
This course aims to develop students' communicative competence in French at the advanced level. Drawing on a variety of authentic texts, including fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual materials from the 19th century to the present day, the course covers topics in advanced French grammar and expression in context. Through study of these texts and the varying cultural and historical frameworks with which they are in dialogue, we will develop your critical reading skills, deepen your knowledge of French grammar and refine your written and oral expression. The course centres on interactive language development tasks, such as pair and group work, and includes the study of longer and more complex texts, oral development work, and listening comprehension exercises. Through these exercises you will expand your knowledge of the wider francophone world, past and present.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- discuss a range of topical issues in French-speaking societies with relevant and well-informed cultural references, analyse different styles, genres and registers, and recognise implicit meaning in a variety of literary and other (written and aural) texts;
- identify and analyse the function of complex grammar, discursive structures, organizational patterns and connectors in context and demonstrate controlled use of these elements;
- provide critical feedback on the written work of classmates in collaborative peer-to-peer sessions;
- communicate fluently and spontaneously in small group, class and one-on-one interactions; and
- reflect on progress as learners.
- Oral exam (7-10 minutes) (20) [LO 1,2,4,5]
- In-class written assignment (800 words) (15) [LO 1,2]
- In-class grammar tests (1.5 hours x 2) (30) [LO 3]
- Peer-to-peer writing workshop (1000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Participation and preparation (incl. Independent learning journal) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
- 42 hours of class time per semester, and
- 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Though most required materials will be provided on Wattle, students must obtain a copy of Didier Daeninckx, Cannibales (1998).
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