French Language and Culture 1B

Subject 116-133 (2009)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 1 hour lecture and 3 hours language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: French Language and Culture 1A 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
Subject Overview: This subject will build on the reading and research skills in French acquired in 116131 French Language and Culture 1A, applying them to a wider range of topics. These skills will be further extended into the oral-aural skills required for presentations and debates. Upon completion of the programme, students should have developed greater fluency and accuracy in written and oral work and critical analysis.
  • Work independently in a second language;
  • develop critical reading skills;
  • develop their capacity for reading the presupposition and explicit level of written discourse;
  • be able to deploy strategies for cross-cultural communication in French;
  • be able to use French to deploy knowledge about France and in particular its recent history.
Assessment: 1 x group project + continuous assessment + 1 examination.
Prescribed Texts: Materials prepared by the School
  • (To be Advised)
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.

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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 written communication skills: through assignment preparation and writing;
  • develop public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
Notes: Students who have completed 116-133 French I: Language B 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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