Minor Overview

About this 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. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
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.

MJD-FRNHB French Studies;

MJD-FRNHI French Studies;

MJD-FRNHA French Studies


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
summer teaching period
Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 FREN1401 French Beginners 1
WACE French FRE 2A/2B or higher.
FREN1101 French Beginners I
S2, SS FREN1402 French Beginners 2
FREN1401 French Studies 1
or FREN1101 French Beginners 1
FREN1102 French Beginners II
Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 FREN2403 French Studies 3
FREN1402 French Studies 2
FREN2203 French Intermediate I
S2 FREN2404 French Studies 4
FREN2403 French Studies 3
FREN1104 French Intermediate II, FREN2204 French Intermediate II