Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


A semester language unit designed as the continuation of the Introductory course FREN1100. The course provides vocabulary extension and further fundamental sentence patterns, still placing emphasis on communication skills. Students will also develop their awareness and understanding of the French and Francophone cultures.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise and reproduce French sounds and intonation patterns.

2. Speak and understand simple spoken every day French.

3. Identify main characteristics of the cultures of French-speaking countries.

4. Correctly use French grammatical structures appropriate to the Elementary level 2.

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


This course extends basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures acquired in FREN1100 by using real-life linguistic and cultural materials. The course concentrates on steadily building confidence and competence in the target language.

Assumed knowledge

FREN1100 or equivalent.

Students 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 Oral/Aural online 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


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 (start in week 1)


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


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

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