The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Use basic vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar at an elementary level, in written and spoken French.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of French culture.

3. Use technology at an elementary level in the online assessments environment.

4. Understand simple texts and dialogues in French.


Content

  • 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 (15%)

In Term Test: 3 online tests (30%)

In Term Test: 1 online speaking test (20%)

Project: 1 final project (35%) *

* 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

Callaghan

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) 1 hr per wk for 12 wks

Tutorial

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

Online

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1