Available in 2018

Course handbook


Designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of French, this course introduces basic vocabulary and structures through a communicative approach.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate basic vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar sufficient to become functional at an elementary level, in written and spoken French;

2. develop a good understanding of some aspects of French culture;

3. demonstrate an ability to use technology at an elementary level in the online assessments environment.


  • Introduces basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures using authentic linguistic/cultural materials;
  • Small group work concentrates on steadily building confidence and competence in the target language.

Assumed knowledge

Nil. This course is designed for students with no knowledge of the French language. Students who have some basic French are encouraged to enrol in FREN1200. Those with a more solid background in the French language (intermediate level), including HSC-level study, Continuers or Extension, should undertake 2000 or 3000 level courses for a more engaged learning experience.

Assessment items

Quiz: 3 online quizzes

In Term Test: 3 online tests

In Term Test: 1 online speaking test

Project: 1 final project *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Project: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Optional Face-to-face workshops (for self-directed study and/or support from lecturers) 2 hrs per wk for 13 wks or optional online consultation (support from lecturers) 2 hrs per wk for 13 wks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Optional online consultation (support from lecturers) 2hrs per wk for 13 wks