fre2003 french 3




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 written production in the target language. The subject should also enable them to obtain an A2 level in the Common European Framework.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites French 2 (FRE1002) or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects FRE1003, FRE1IN1, FRE2IN1, FRE3IN1, FRE1BE3, FRE2BE3, FRE3BE3, FRE1INA, FRE2INA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to formulate an opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to discuss critically short written texts and films.

Group presentations. In-class debate.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to interact with Francophones with a degree of fluency in accordance with socio-cultural differences.

Oral examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness(Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate arguments. Ability to use a bilingual dictionary correctly.

Regular written language tasks, written examination with short paragraphs.
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Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

04. Ability to understand texts that consist of high-frequency language; ability to understand contemporary literary prose.

Reading and/or listening comprehension examination.
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Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

05. Ability to work as part of a team in class discussions and debates.

Group tasks, oral examination.
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06. Ability to write connected texts using appropriate studied structures, vocabulary and register.

Exercises, short paragraphs, written examination.
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07. Demonstrated understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Group presentations. In-class debate.
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Life-Long Learning(Life-Long Learning)

08. Handle short social exchanges. Perform memorised role with correct pronunciation and intonation.

Group oral presentation. Oral examination.
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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 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%ILO*
Group work and participation (400-word equivalent).1001, 05, 08
Listening comprehension test (600-word equivalent)1502, 05, 07, 08
One written examination (1,200-word equivalent).3003, 04, 06
Oral examination (600-word equivalent)1502, 05, 07, 08
Written work and class tests (1,200-words equivalent).3003, 04, 06