French Language and Culture 1A

Subject 116-131 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 1 hour lecture and 3 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: VCE French or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Anne Freadman


Prof Anne Freadman
Phone: 45165
Subject Overview: Building on language skills previously acquired, this subject teaches reading, writing and research skills in French for the purposes of advanced study. It is based on two topics (the occupation of France during WWII and the resistance; and Francophone identities), which students will explore. As a result, students should also begin to develop skills in critical analysis.
  • have developed an awareness of the strategies needed to become independent language learners;
  • have consolidated their understanding of the functioning of the past tenses and object pronouns in French;
  • be able to produce short written texts in the past tense;
  • have begun to develop strategies for effective listening (with authentic audiovisual material).
Assessment: 1 x reading diary + 1 group research project + 1 x 2hour exam + Class participation.
Prescribed Texts: Reading pack
  • La Coeur à rire et à pleurer (Maryse Condé)
  • Lacombe Lucien (Louis Malle & Patrick Modiano)
Recommended Texts:
  • Le Micro Robert
  • La Nouvelle Grammaire Hachette

Breadth Options:

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

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.
Notes: Students who have completed 116-131 French I: Language A may not enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
French Major

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