Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an intensive language subject for students with no prior knowledge of French. It develops the four primary skills of language acquisition - speaking, listening, reading and writing - through a task-based approach to learning. Upon successful completion of the subject, students will be able to read and write simple texts in French, and to understand and participate in a variety of communicative situations. They will also have begun to take charge of their own learning, and to talk and act independently in French. Students will work towards attaining an A1 level in the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR).

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesRegular task-based activities and grammar exercises. Role-plays. Class discussions and debates. Regular interaction in target language with French-speaking tutors. Regular reading and listening comprehension activities. All learning activities. Rehearsal of group presentations and weekly phonetic exercises.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsFRE1BE1 OR FRE1BEA OR FRE2BE1 OR FRE3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe running of this subject as a winter intensive (weeks 27-29) is subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Edito 1/A1 Livre + Cahier d'activités (pack)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMarion Alcaraz et al





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply acquired knowledge to new situations; use a bilingual dictionary correctly and apply grammatical rules in the interests of self-expression and meaningful interaction with others.
02. Collaborate with a partner or in a group to perform oral and written tasks.
03. Communicate and process information in areas of immediate needs using appropriate structures in French.
04. Express a simple opinion, likes and dislikes.
05. Interact appropriately and at a basic level with French speakers in accordance with socio-cultural differences.
06. Read short, simple texts and find specific information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables.
07. Demonstrate understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.
08. Perform a memorised role with correct pronunciation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.50 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral and written group tasks (1,600-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final oral and written group task.

N/AOtherGroupNo40 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

Written tests (2,400-word equivalent).Students should contact the subject coordinator for details on the final written test.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7