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In this specialist unit, taught in French and 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 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students are equipped with the necessary language and research skills to be able to study more advanced Level 2 and Level 3 specialist French units.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (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) achieve aural comprehension and oral expression skills in the French language at an intermediate level through the use of French in class and as a result of structured in-class activities; (2) achieve reading comprehension skills at an intermediate level by studying the passages in the set text; (3) achieve written competency at an intermediate level through regular exercises in the composition of standard grammatical structures; (4) attain an increased understanding of French and francophone cultures by reading and analysing texts in their cultural and historical context; (5) attain an enhanced mastery of English and an increased understanding of how language works in general; (6) achieve highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in pairs and small groups; and (7) develop formal and independent learning skills, resulting from sustained effort and regular practice in class and at home with the textbook.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) compositions; (2) in-class test; and (3) tutorial participation. 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)
- Associate Professor Bonnie Thomas
- Unit rules
- FREN1402 French Studies 2
or FREN1102 French Beginners 2
- Contact hours
- lectures: 10 x 1 hour
tutorials: 10 x 2 hours
- 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.