Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consolidate and add to the skills gained in French 4. We focus on further development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and continue to learn about French culture through the materials used for language acquisition. Students successfully completing the subject should be able to read French, write accurately and make sense of and participate in a variety of communicative situations presented in French, within the limits of the vocabulary and tenses introduced in the subject. The subject should also enable them to obtain a B1 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 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReflective essay (Texte) on interview project.Recorded interview of native speaker participant for end-of-semester projectMid-length essays and/or examination.Reflective essay linking interview of French-speaking participant about his/her memory of WW2 (specifically collaboration) with the historiography of Vichy France studied during semester.Group presentations. In-class debate.Recorded interview with French speaking participant. Theatre performance task (group) wk 7. Oral examination.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FRE2004 or VCE (language) or subject coordinator's approval


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

Learning resources

Edito 3/B1 Livre + Cahier dactivités (pack)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMarion Dufour 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

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.
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. Enter unprepared into conversations on familiar topics. Present a short talk relating to the plot of a book or film.
07. Write connected and/or argumentative texts on topics studied with clarity, cohesion, logic, structure and accuracy in a range of contexts and on a range of topics.

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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

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
We do not use Sections in Allocate+ for this subject

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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

End of subject Final Tasks (1,600-word equivalent)Feedback returned generally the following week.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO6, SILO7

End of semester Interview Project and reflective essay (1000-words equivalent).Feedback given to students after the oral exam about entire project (interview + reflective essay)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Oral examination (800-word equivalent) based on interview project/reflective essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Written tests (1,200-word equivalent)weeks 7 (10%) and 12 (10%)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO4, SILO7