French minor

Studying French language and culture will open your mind to the rich cultural diversity of one of the world's major international languages. Spoken on five continents and in main international organisations such as the UN, French is particularly relevant for Australia, given its strategic location in surrounding areas like the Pacific and Indian Ocean. The French minor will give students functional levels of competency in French and excellent communicative and intercultural skills. It will enrich students with a knowledge of history, contemporary society, enable them to engage in real-world issues, and open up new ways of interacting in the world.
Completion of this minor gives students the equivalent of Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), the internationally recognised standard of language competence in European languages.
This minor is for beginners and is incompatible with a pass in ATAR French

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) communicate effectively and proficiently in the French language in the four macro skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking; (2) interact confidently and successfully in many situations involving French cultural conventions; (3) understand French and Francophone cultures throughout the world at an intermediate level and reflect on their own culture; and (4) move effectively between English and French languages and cultures.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

FREN1401, FREN1402, FREN2403, FREN2001

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 FREN1401 French Studies 1
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
WACE French FRE 2A/2B
or
higher; FREN1101 French Beginners I
S2, SS FREN1402 French Studies 2
Prerequisites:
FREN1401 French Studies 1
or
FREN1101 French Beginners 1
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
FREN1102 French Beginners II
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 FREN2403 French Studies 3
Prerequisites:
FREN1402 French Studies 2
or
FREN1102 French Beginners II
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
FREN2203 French Intermediate I
S2 FREN2404 French Studies 4
Prerequisites:
FREN2403 French Studies 3 
or
 (FREN1403 French Studies 3 and FREN1001 Specialist French Studies 3A) 
or
 FREN2203 French Intermediate I
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
FREN1104 French Intermediate II, FREN2204 French Intermediate II