FREN2407 French Studies 7

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the FRNHA French Studies major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit is designed for students who have completed FREN1106 French Advanced II or FREN1406 French Studies 6, and improves proficiency on all aspects of language comprehension and production. The unit focuses on developing translation skills, while deepening a grammatical and syntactical appreciation of standard French in a variety of situations and registers of language. It aims at improving proficiency on all aspects of language comprehension and production. Students also expand their range of vocabulary, their knowledge of French society and current issues, improve their confidence in oral situations and their general fluency and literacy. The unit leads to FREN2408 French Studies 8. It contributes to achieving the French major's general outcomes of understanding self and others, research and communication.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an increased confidence orally and in writing at an advanced level of French; (2) integrate their language awareness with higher sociocultural knowledge by reading a full-length novel; (3) read/view and analyse texts/videos of medium complexity relating to various general topics; (4) self-correct mistakes in grammar and syntax, and generally consolidate and deepen their grasp of French grammar from the point of view of French as a foreign language; (5) use a wider range of vocabulary and repertoire of speaking and writing skills by presenting exposés, translating, summarising, paraphrasing and re-writing; (6) improve their critical use of printed and web-based material in French; and (7) enhance a metalinguistic understanding of French and English. Students who pass this unit acquire a proficiency in writing and oral skills in French in the range of B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) student-led projects/exposés; (2) compositions/summarie; (3) in-class tests; (4) grammar exercises; and (5) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
FREN1406 French Studies 6
or
FREN1106 French Advanced II
Incompatibility:
FREN2207 French Advanced III
Contact hours
language classes : 13 x 3 hours
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.