Intensive French 3 and 4

Subject FREN20018 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 11-Jan-2016 to 12-Feb-2016
Assessment Period End 12-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Jan-2016
Census Date 22-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 29-Jan-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 100 hours - 8 x 2.5 -hour tutorials weekly
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


French 2 or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
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 Henry Mera



Subject Overview:

Intensive French 3 and 4 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 subject also stresses the productive aspect of language use in practical situations, while extending grammatical and lexical knowledge and refining oral skills. Listening skills are also developed by use of authentic documents. 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 to sustain conversations and express opinions on topics of general interest, have consolidated their knowledge of all basic structures of French, and have attained level B1 of competence in the Common European Reference Framework in the target language. They will also have read a short story in French and explore the linguistic and cultural aspects contained in it.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should

  • have developed their 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;
  • have an improved understanding of French culture, customs and mannerisms through the study of authentic material;

  • have consolidated the necessary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking to be able to continue their French studies at level 5;

  • show an increased awareness and understanding of French-speaking cultures throughout the world;

  • have developed their ability to present their work orally in French;

  • have increased their autonomy in the study of the French language and French-speaking cultures.

  • Test of oral comprehension, written comprehension and expression in Week 2 [15%]
  • Test of oral comprehension, written comprehension and expression in Week 4 [15%]
  • Examination of oral and written proficiency in Week 3 [25%]
  • Examination of oral and written proficiency in Week 5 [25%]
  • Group project presented at the end of the intensive [20%]

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).
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:

Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
Graduate Diploma in Arts - French

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