Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


The aim of this course is to enable students to reach an Intermediate level of communication in French (A2 level or more in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and to develop their cultural awareness of the Francophone world. It is designed as a sequel to FREN2610. It builds on the four skills of language acquisition: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Utilise an upper elementary standard of French grammar, commensurate with A2 of the Common Framework of Reference for Languages.

2. Understand French documents in a variety of listening situations and written materials corresponding to this upper elementary level.

3. Communicate effectively in French in oral interactions in a variety of everyday situations.

4. Identify key elements of the culture(s) of Francophone societies.

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


The course uses audiovisual and digital materials to present linguistic features in context. This is the basis for the analysis and practice of grammatical, functional and cultural elements.

Assumed knowledge

FREN2610 Intermediate French I or equivalent

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

Assessment items

Quiz: 2 Online quizzes (5% ea)

In Term Test: 2 online tests (2x 15%)

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

Written Assignment: 1 online written task (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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