Intensive French 3 and 4

Subject FREN20018 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 x 2-hour and 4 x 3-hour tutorials weekly (7/1 – 17/1 and 28/1 - 7/2) and 2 x 2-hour and 2 x 3-hour tutorials weekly (21/1 - 25/1)
Total Time Commitment:

95 hours


French 2 or French Beginners Language and Culture B or equivalent



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed French 3 and/or French 4, French Intermediate Language & Culture A and/or B are not allowed to 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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Subject Overview:

This subject is available at second year level for students who have completed French 2 or French Beginners Language and Culture B or equivalent.

  • Development of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French to reach the intermediate level in line with the B1 level of the European Common Framework for Languages
  • Improved understanding of French culture, customs and mannerisms through the study of authentic material

Continuous aural, oral and written assessment 50% (2,000 words) and final written examination of 2,000 words 50% (2 hours).

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Echo B1, Volume 2, Méthode de français (textbook and exercise book) and a student booklet with additional course material.
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:

This subject is designed to provide students with a systematic revision and consolidation of the essential structures of French grammar, syntax and vocabulary in meaningful situations. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through a range of small group activities. Cultural aspects of the language will be integrated through the use of written and audiovisual documents.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French

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