French Post-Intermediate 3A

Subject 116-037 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 116-011 French Intermediate Cultural Studies
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr Jacqueline Dutton
Subject Overview:

This subject builds upon the linguistic abilities developed in Intermediate French. It aims at consolidating and expanding the four major language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) by intensive practical training. This is achieved through a variety of activities such as: group discussions, formal study of grammar, discourse forms and vocabulary, creative and factual writing, reading, listening to and watching authentic recorded documents. The materials used will broaden students' knowledge of French and Francophone high and popular cultures.

Assessment: Written work totalling 2000 words 60% (due during semester), a 10-minute oral test 20% (at end of semester) and a listening comprehension test 20% (due during semester)
Prescribed Texts: Livret de l'etudiant (>), Prepared by the School
Recommended Texts: .
    Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
    This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
    Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
    2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
    Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
    Generic Skills:
    • research: through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;

    • critical thinking and analysis: through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;

    • understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of French and Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;

    • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;

    • time management and planning: through managing and organising workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations;

    • attention to detail: through close reading and textual analysis, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision.


    Students who have completed 116-037 Post-beginners French IIIA may not enrol in this subject.

    Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
    Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
    Graduate Diploma in Arts (French)

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