• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gemma King
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

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. Construct increasingly complex argumentative or discursive sentences in French, using appropriate grammatical structures.
  2. Explain some more complex issues in modern French and Francophone cultures.
  3. Interpret these issues by reference to different conceptions of Francophone societies around the world.
  4. Construct and present written and oral arguments about themes in modern French and Francophone literature and film.
  5. Utilise an intermediate standard of French grammar across the four basic competencies (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
  6. Recognise and use French in different registers.

Indicative Assessment

1 oral presentation: 10 minutes, 20% (Learning Outcomes 1-6)
1 end-of-semester essay: 1000 words, 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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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time comprising:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of tutorials per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent and group work.

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. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convenor to enrol in this course. Incompatible with FREN6506.

Minors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

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
7106 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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