French Language and Culture 1A

Subject 116-131 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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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: 4 hours of language classes per week
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Prerequisites: VCE French or equivalent.
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Dr Jane Warren
Subject Overview:

This subject involves written and oral exercises designed to consolidate Year 12 linguistic skills, enhancing both fluency and accuracy. These will include discussions on topics of social, cultural and political significance. Aural comprehension activities will develop listening accuracy, and will involve authentic audio visual materials including films, songs, news reports and other media. Written work will include grammar revision and application via exercises and composition, as well as analysis of authentic texts. Reading skills are enhanced by studying a range of genres and styles. Students should improve their reading comprehension and begin to develop skills in critical analysis.

Assessment: In-semester class exercises 50%, a 500-word assignment 30% (due during semester) and an end of semester exam 20% (during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Livret de l'etudiant, prepared by the School Grammaire francaise (J Ollivier & M Beaudoin), (3rd ed) Thomson Nelson, 2004
Recommended Texts:


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:
  • develop an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge and being introduced to new aspects of French culture.

  • develop their written communication: through assignment preparation and writing;

  • develop skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.


Students who have completed 116-131 French I: Language A 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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