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Unit Overview


This unit is designed for students who have completed FREN2408 French Studies 8. It extends students' fluency and literacy through extensive writing practice and numerous speaking opportunities, and develops students' knowledge of contemporary France and French-speaking countries. A specially designed program, the unit includes textbook activities (drills, exercises, analysis of texts of various nature, compositions, imitation of models) and creative writing as well as guided conversations at advanced level. The unit contributes to achieving the French major's general outcomes of understanding self and others, research and communication. This unit completes the language sequence for near-native speaking students, and should bring them to Level C2 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 3 core unit in the FRNHA French Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

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 a wide range of 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) create a variety of short documents; (6) improve their critical use of printed and web-based material in Frenc; and (7) enhance a metalinguistic understanding of French and English. Students who pass this unit acquire an advanced proficiency in writing and oral skills in French at Level C2 of the CEFR.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) student-led projects and exposés; (2) in-class tests; 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)
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Unit rules
FREN2408 French Studies 8
or FREN2208 French Advanced IV
Contact hours
language classes: 12 x 2 hours

Edito C1, Didier, Méthode de francais [ISBN 978 2 278 09096 9] AND Cahier d’activités.[978 2 278 09097 6] [electronic or print version, video et audio], 2018, Didier Distributed by Intext Book Company, [email protected] [

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