Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide students with a systematic revision and consolidation of the essential structures of French. In class students will study grammar, syntax and vocabulary in practical communicative situations. We also stress the productive aspect of language use in context, while extending grammatical and lexical knowledge and refining oral skills by means of regular small-group activities. Listening skills are also developed by use of authentic documents including interviews, songs and film. On completion of the subject students should be able to sustain conversations and express opinions on topics of general interest, have consolidated their knowledge of all basic structures of French, and have attained a good level of competence in writen production in the target language. The subject should also enable them to obtain an A2 level in the Common European Framework.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects FRE1IN1, FRE2IN1, FRE3IN1, FRE1BE3, FRE2BE3, FRE3BE3, FRE1INA, FRE2BEA, FRE2003

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLes 500 Exercises de Grammaire A2PrescribedA.Aky├╝zHACHETTE
ReadingsVersion originale 2PrescribedM.Denyer et alEDITIONS MAISON DES LANGUES

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Group work and participation (400-word equivalent).10
Listening comprehension test (600-word equivalent)15
One written examination (1,200-word equivalent).30
Oral examination (600-word equivalent)15
Written work and class tests (1,200-words equivalent).30