Undergraduate | UNE-FREN101 | 2024
French Language 1A
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Get ready to speak French at a basic level. You’ll build a vocabulary of common words and get to know elementary grammar. Write short and simple sentences. Enjoy light conversations. Touch on French culture, history, and lifestyle.
French Language 1A
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French;
- utilise elementary structures and functions of the French language, in particular grammatical structures;
- communicate in French with some depth on selected topics of everyday life;
- apply elementary knowledge of French cultural norms and society; and
- use cognitive skills to analyse and synthesise information when communicating at an elementary level.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In today’s global economy, the ability to communicate in more than one language is essential. Not only is French widely used as a working language in business environments making it a career asset, it is also the language of many great works of film and literature. If you have little or no knowledge of French, this subject will help you develop the ability to communicate in the French speaking world and enhance your appreciation of French culture; music, film, theatre. You will learn how to read, understand, write and speak an elementary level of French. By the end of the unit you will be acquainted with basic grammatical structures. This subject also introduces you to many elements of French life and Francophone culture.
Assessment 1: Online Quiz. 600 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2;
Assessment 2: Written language assessment. 600 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4;
Assessment 3: Oral Interview. 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
Assessment 4: Reading comprehension and written language assessment. 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
- Grammar and vocabulary quizzes (Weeks 4 and 8) (15%)
- Written language assessment (15%)
- Oral interview (20%)
- Reading comprehension and written language assessment (50%)
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First language (French) speakers may not enrol in French language subjects except when required for (school) teaching accreditation in Australian states and territories.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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