Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


The aim of this course is to enable students to reach an Upper Intermediate 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.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Utilise an upper Intermediate/Advanced standard of French grammar commensurate with B1 or above 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. Understand documents in French in a variety of listening situations and written materials corresponding to this level.

4. Communicate effectively in French language in a variety of speaking situations.

5. Identify key aspects of the culture(s) of Francophone societies.

6. 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 real-life 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: 2 online quizzes (2 x 5% = 10%)

In Term Test: 2 online tests ( 2 x 15% = 30%)

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 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

Optional online consultation (support from lecturers) 1 hour per week for 12 weeks on request


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

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