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This language unit is designed for students who have completed FREN1403 French Studies 3 or an equivalent knowledge of the French language. It further improves students' grammar and vocabulary, develops cultural and linguistic awareness and focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in France and other French-speaking countries. Students also study literary extracts by influential writers to gain a deeper understanding of French and francophone language and culture. The unit leads to FREN2405 French Studies 5.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the FRNHI French Studies major sequence
- Level 1 elective
Students are able to (1) attain intermediate competency in French, assessed by way of in-class tests, compositions and role-plays; (2) develop oral comprehension and expression skills in the French language at an intermediate level through the use of French in-language classes and as a result of regular work at home with set texts; (3) develop reading comprehension at an intermediate level by studying the passages in the set texts (literary and non-literary sources); (4) write competently at an intermediate level through regular exercises in the composition of standard grammatical structures; (5) achieve an enhanced mastery of English and an increased awareness of how language works in general (acquisition of metalinguistic skills); (6) develop interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups; (7) demonstrate intercultural understanding of French society and culture by reading and analysing texts in their historical, social and cultural context; and (8) acquire formal and independent learning skills, resulting from sustained effort and regular practice in class and at home with set texts and accompanying learning material. Students who pass this unit have achieved Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests; (2) essays; (3) participation; (4) an oral presentation; and (5) an examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paul Gibbard
- Unit rules
- FREN1403 French Studies 3
or FREN1103 French Intermediate I
- FREN1104 French Intermediate II
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks)
language classes: 2 x 1 hours per week (over 12 weeks)
- 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
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.