Available in 2018

Course handbook


The aim of this course is to enable students to reach an Advanced level of communication in French and to develop their cultural awareness of the Francophone world. It is designed as a sequel to FREN3610; it builds on the four skills of language acquisition: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Utilise an advanced standard of French grammar commensurate with B1 to B2 of the Common Framework of the Reference for Languages

2. Construct short texts in French, using appropriate grammatical structures and connectors corresponding to this level

3. Demonstrate comprehension of the spoken and written French in a variety of listening situations and written materials corresponding to this level

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

5. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the culture(s) of Francophone societies

6. Demonstrate an ability to use technology at an elementary level in the online assessments environment


The course uses audiovisual and digital materials to present linguistic features of the French language in authentic settings. This is the basis for the analysis and practice of grammatical, functional and cultural elements. It also places emphasis on developing the students' powers of expression in the oral and written codes.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Quiz: 3 online quizzes

In Term Test: 2 online tests

In Term Test: 1 online oral test

Written Assignment: 1 online written task

Project: 1 final project *

* 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 13 Weeks

Optional face to face workshops (for self-directed study and/or support from lecturers) 2 hrs per week for 13 weeks (start in week 1) or optional online consultation (support from lecturers) 2 hrs per week for 13 weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks starting in week 1


Integrated Learning Session

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Optional online consultation (support from lecturers) 2 hours per week for 13 weeks