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Unit Overview


This unit follows on from FREN1406. It focuses on speaking, reading, writing and aural comprehension, using materials drawn from French and francophone visual and literary culture. The culture class focuses on the study and discussion of texts and films considered in their aesthetic, social and historical contexts. The language class focuses on academic reading and writing skills as well as advanced communication skills. The unit leads to FREN2408 French Studies 8.

Students gain an increased level of competency in French corresponding to proficiency levels B2/C1 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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

Students are able to (1) demonstrate competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French corresponding to Levels B2/C1 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; (2) show awareness of intercultural understanding and language learning; and (3) apply research skills and communication strategies in both English and French.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests and quizzes; (2) written and oral assignments; and (3) 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)
Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
FREN1406 French Studies 6
FREN2207 French Advanced III
Contact hours
tutorials : 2 x1 hour (for 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.