Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitFrench Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet


Previously coded FRN3050


This unit involves students in teaching and learning activities equally developing language skills and cultural competence. It is designed to help students secure knowledge of French syntax through the study of grammar. It aims to develop their comprehension skills and capacity to express ideas in both oral and written French, through a range of class activities in which student production is modeled on authentic contemporary documents, both spoken and written. Students practise and develop their language skills in an area of French studies, developing competence in the theory, research methodology and practices, and discourses involved in critical enquiry, understanding and analysis in the discipline area.


Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

  1. Express themselves, both orally and in writing, correctly, fluently and appropriately, on a wide range of topics and in different contexts including situations in which instructions are given or requested, events are retold and chronological information provided, or refused, discourse is reported, described or commented upon, proposals are made and accepted or rejected, discourse has to be structured logically and hypotheses formulated, logical arguments are conveyed, accepted or refuted, information is processed, ideas presented or reported orally, and ideas are presented or reported in writing;
  2. Understand and demonstrate understanding of written, audio and video documents;
  3. Demonstrate explicit competence in French grammar in the areas reviewed;
  4. Demonstrate competence in the use of language reference material;
  5. Demonstrate autonomous learning strategies;
  6. Acquire and demonstrate a greater critical knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary France and its culture;
  7. Develop and demonstrate an explicit understanding of and competence in the theory, research methodology, practices and written and oral discourses of an area of French Studies;
  8. Develop and demonstrate individual and cooperative research skills.


Written assignments (2500 words): 60%
Oral presentations: 20%
Written examination: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour language tutorial
one 2-hour language workshop
one 2-hour culture seminar

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study