French Beginners Language and Culture A

Subject 116-121 (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


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


To be advised
Subject Overview:

This is an intensive language subject for beginners, with a focus on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and an introduction to French culture through the materials used for language acquisition. Students successfully completing the subject should be able to read simple French, and write accurately, make sense of and participate in a variety of communicative situations presented in French, within the limits of the vocabulary and tenses introduced in the course.


Written work and class tests 40% (due throughout semester), a 2-hour exam 30% (due in exam period), two 15-minute listening comprehension tests 15% (due during semester) and a 10-minute oral exam 15% (due in week 10), and a hurdle requirement of 80% attendance.

Prescribed Texts: Vis-a -vis. Beginning French (6th ed) (E Amon, J A Muyskens and A C Omaggio Hadley), McGrawhill 2004 (textbook, workbook/laboratory manual)
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to appreciate different cultural contexts present in Francophone communities;

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

  • be able to make sense of and participate in a variety of communicative situations presented in French.


Any student who has ever presented for Year 12 French or equivalent is ineligible for this subject. Students with four or five years of high-school French or the equivalent should enrol in 116-009 French Intermediate Language and Culture A. Students who have completed Beginners French A or Beginners French 1A 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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