French Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject FREN10005 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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 each week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week, 3 additional hours/week. Total of 7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: French Beginners Language and Culture A or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: 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.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Dr Andrew Mcgregor


Subject Overview:

In this subject students will build on writing, reading, speaking and listening skills acquired in 116-121 (French Beginners Language and Culture A). Students successfully completing the course should be able to write accurately in basic French, using the range of grammatical structure studied. They should also be able to perform specific functions in oral situationsm including information seeking, describing people, places and things, story-telling and asking for and giving advice.

  • be able to read basic French and write accurately in basic everyday French, using the range of grammatical structures studied (i. e. all those normally studied over a period of up to six years in secondary school).
  • be able to understand and participate in a variety of communicative situations presented in French.
  • be able to appreciate different cultural context present in Francophone communities.
Assessment: Written work and class tests 20% (due throughout semester), a 2-hour exam 30% (in exam period), one listening comprehension test 20% (due during semester), one oral test 20% (in semester) and an oral exercise 10% (due in semester), and a hurdle requirement of 80% attendance.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Vis-à-vis. Beginning French, (4th ed) (E Amon, J A Muyskens and A C Omaggio Hadley) McGraw Hill, 2008 (textbook/workbook/laboratory manual)
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:

  • Public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
  • Attention to detail: through reading and listening comprehension, assignment 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
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (French)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
French Major

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