FREN2408 French Studies 8

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see 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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
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.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the FRNHA French Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This language unit consolidates the outcomes of FREN2407 French Studies 7. It furthers students' advanced level of proficiency in all aspects of language acquisition. It broadens students' translation skills, their appreciation of grammar, and syntactical and idiomatic usages from the point of view of French as a foreign language. The unit leads to FREN3409 French Studies 9.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an increased confidence orally and in writing at an advanced level of French; (2) integrate their language awareness with higher sociocultural knowledge by reading a full-length novel; (3) read/view and analyse texts/videos of advanced complexity relating to various general topics; (4) self-correct mistakes in grammar and syntax, and generally consolidate and deepen their grasp of French grammar from the point of view of French as a foreign language; (5) use a wider range of vocabulary and repertoire of speaking and writing skills by presenting exposés, translating, summarising, paraphrasing and re-writing; (6) improve their critical use of printed and web-based material in French; and (7) enhance a metalinguistic understanding of French and English. Students who pass this unit acquire a proficiency in writing and oral skills in French at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) student-led projects/exposés; (2) compostions/summaries; (3) in-class tests; (4) grammar exercises; and (5) participation. 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)
Sabine Kuuse
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
FREN2407 French Studies 7 or FREN2207 French Advanced III
Incompatibility:
FREN2208 French Advanced IV
Contact hours
language classes: 12 x 3 hours
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