FREN1402 French Studies 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the FRNHB French Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
This unit follows on from FREN1401 French Studies 1. It builds on the introduction to French grammar and vocabulary, further developing students' ability to communicate orally and in writing in everyday situations. It focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in French-speaking countries and uses authentic texts and audiovisual materials to deepen students' understanding of French culture and society. Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The unit leads to FREN2403 French Studies 3. In Level 2 and 3 French units, you will have the opportunity to not only increase language competency but to further engage with French history and culture (including literature, film, and contemporary society) and to take advantage of a range of exchange possibilities, including our short-term programs in Noumea and Paris.
Students are able to (1) further develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the French language; (2) be familiar with a broader range of sociolinguistic conventions in French; (3) have an increased knowledge of culture and society in French-speaking countries; (4) further develop independent learning skills and develop interpersonal skills; and (5) have an increased awareness of language and language use, in both French and in English.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class and online exercises; (2) role-play; and (3) examination. 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)
Dr Bonnie Thomas (semester 2) and Sabine Kuuse (summer unit)
Unit rules
FREN1401 French Studies 1 or FREN1101 French Beginners 1
FREN1102 French Beginners II
Contact hours
semester 2—lectures: 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks); language classes: 3 x 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks); summer teaching period—8 hours per week (over 4 weeks)
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-SUMM-F-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.