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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Cannon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to formulate an opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to discuss critically short written texts and films.
02. Ability to interact with Francophones with a degree of fluency in accordance with socio-cultural differences.
03. Ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate arguments. Ability to use a bilingual dictionary correctly.
04. Ability to understand texts that consist of high-frequency language; ability to understand contemporary literary prose.
05. Ability to work as part of a team in class discussions and debates.
06. Ability to write connected texts using appropriate studied structures, vocabulary and register.
07. Handle short social exchanges. Perform memorised role with correct pronunciation and intonation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"We use Sections in Allocate+ for this subject."


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Test with listening comprehension In week 6N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4
One written examination (800-word equivalent) 10% Comprehension de l'oral 5% Comprehension de l'ecrit 5% Production EcriteN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Oral examination (800-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO5, SILO8
End of unit tasks, written task and/or in-class presentation (1,600-words equivalent) For each of the Subjects 1, 2, 3 in Textbook. Written feedback returned to students generally within one week.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO8