Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course offers a consolidation and extension of the knowledge of French grammar through an in-depth study of French structures that are often difficult to master, especially for English speakers, using these in order to translate sentences from English into French.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify linguistic differences between English and French in complex sentence constructions.

2. Correctly use complex sentence constructions in written French.

3. Select and use the appropriate register to ensure effective written communication.

4. Adapt grammatical and lexical constructions to suit different linguistic scenarios.


  1. Close reading of specific grammar problems in situ;
  2. Grammar exercises, including translation of short sentences;
  3. Series of grammar tests.

Assumed knowledge

FREN3610/FREN3620 or equivalent.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: 3 written assignments (30%)

In Term Test: 2 in-class tests (20%)

In Term Test: Exam (50%) *

* 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:

  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

BlackBoard to be used as principal means of delivery. Occasional on-campus meetings to be arranged as necessary. Independent study equivalent to 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks.

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