French Intermediate Language & Culture A

Subject 670-225 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (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: Three hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 7 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year beginners French, or adequate knowledge of French (four or five years of secondary school 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:


Dr Andrew James Mcgregor


Dr Andrew McGregor
Subject Overview: This subject is designed to provide students with a systematic revision and consolidation of the essential structures of French. Classes will present grammar, syntax and vocabulary in meaningful situations. The course also stresses the productive aspect of language use in practical situations, while extending grammatical and lexical knowledge and refining oral skills by means of regular small-group activities. Listening skills are also developed by use of authentic documents including interviews, songs and film. Students will also spend time in private study working on written and oral exercises and using online resources. On completion of the subject students should be able sustain conversations and express opinions on topics of general interest, have consolidated their knowledge of all basic structures of French, and have attained a good level of competence in written production in the target language.
  • have gained an increased understanding of spoken French through authentic spoken materials;
  • be able to read short texts belonging to a range of genres;
  • be able to elaborate, orally and in writing, their opinions on what they have read, watched and listened to;
  • have revised and consolidated existing knowledge of the basic structures of French.
Assessment: Two written assignments of 400 words each, 25% (due throughout semester), a 10-minute oral test 20% (due in week 10), a 15-minute listening comprehension test 15% (due in week 11) and a 2-hour written exam 40% (due during exam period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Interaction: Révision de grammaire française (with Audio CD) and Workbook/Lab Manual (S & R St.Onge) 7th Edition, Cengage Learning.
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:
  • be capable of communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • Written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
  • Public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
Notes: Students commencing French at Intermediate level may only enrol in this subject at first year level. Students who have completed the subject 116-009 Intermediate French 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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