Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course provides further intensive study of the French language to improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar, with a view to developing self-expression in both writing and speaking, in order to achieve a B1 level or above (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) by the end of FREN3620.



  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Utilise an intermediate standard of French grammar

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

3. Communicate effectively in the foreign language in a variety of speaking situations

4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the culture(s) of Francophone societies

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


This is a language course which places emphasis on developing the students' powers of expression in the oral and written codes. At the end of the courses (FREN3610 and FREN3620), students are expected to reach a B1 level or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Assumed knowledge

FREN2620 French at Intermediate II 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% each)

In Term Test: 3 online tests (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 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1


Integrated Learning Session

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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

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