French Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject 116-123 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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: 116-121 French Beginners Language and Culture A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


To be advised
Subject Overview:

In this subject students will build on writing and reading skills acquired in . Students successfully completing the course should be able to write accurately in basic French, using the range of grammatical structures studied and in a range of genres from short descriptive texts to letters and poems; read a variety of French texts from poems to newspaper items and short articles; and appreciate aspects of Francophone cultures. Communicative aims of the subject are first, to familiarise students with the speech patterns of a range of native speakers, differing in age, sex and social background; second, to give students the opportunity to practise speaking skills in a variety of situations, for example, information seeking, describing people, places and things, story-telling, and giving advice. Students will also continue work on pronunciation, intonation and rhythmic patterns.

Assessment: 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, (4th ed) (E Amon, J A Muyskens and A C Omaggio Hadley), McGraw Hill, 2006 (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 communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through tutorial discussion and class participation;

  • Written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;

  • Public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations;

  • Attention to detail: through reading and listening comprehension, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision;

  • Time management and planning: through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations.


Any student who has ever presented for Year 12 French or equivalent is ineligible for this subject. Students who have completed 116-123 Beginners French 1C 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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