Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


In this cultural unit designed specifically for ex-beginners, students are introduced to some of the most important writers and thinkers in French and francophone literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The weekly lectures focus on providing the cultural and historical context to the authors studied and the tutorials focus on the close analysis of a specific literary extract. The classes allow students to extend their knowledge of famous literary figures, practice pronunciation and begin to discuss literature in French. They also focus on extending writing skills in French, teaching the necessary vocabulary and allowing students to build their written repertoire from short paragraphs to more extended compositions. This unit is designed to help students towards achieving Level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the FRNHB French Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary to a literary context; (2) show confidence and fluency in spoken French through guided speaking activities and an emphasis on pronunciation; (3) demonstrate increased understanding of French and francophone cultures by reading and analyzing literary extracts in their cultural and historical context; and (4) use teamwork and interpersonal skills in both French and English.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests; (2) compositions; and (3) oral tasks. 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)
Kate Averis (00114029)
Unit rules
FREN1402 French Studies 2
or FREN1102 French Beginners 2
Contact hours
1 x online lecture
1 x 1.5 hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks, starting in week 1
  • 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.