Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops the students' knowledge of the French language and culture and improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar beyond beginners' level, in order to achieve an A2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) by the end of FREN2620.



  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Utilise an elementary standard of French grammar

2. Understand simple French texts in a variety of listening situations and written materials.

3. Communicate effectively in French in a variety of everyday speaking situations

4. Identify some aspects of the culture(s) of Francophone societies.

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


This is a comprehensive language course that builds on the four skills of language acquisition: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, beyond beginners' level. By the end of the course, students are expected to reach a level between A1 and A2 (Common Framework of Reference for Languages). It also introduces gradually students to French cultural realities through the study of real-life articles, videos and other materials.

Assumed knowledge

FREN1200 Elementary French II or equivalent

The online assessments require students to demonstrate an ability to use technology at an elementary level.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online quizzes (x 2) (5% each)

In Term Test: Online tests (x 3) (15% each)

In Term Test: 1 online oral test (15%)

Project: 1 final project (30%) *

* 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


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

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