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Undergraduate | UNE-FREN101 | 2024

French Language 1A

Course information for 2024 intake

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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.

Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
21 Oct 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
16 weeks

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French Language 1A

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French;
    2. utilise elementary structures and functions of the French language, in particular grammatical structures;
    3. communicate in French with some depth on selected topics of everyday life;
    4. apply elementary knowledge of French cultural norms and society; and
    5. use cognitive skills to analyse and synthesise information when communicating at an elementary level.

Entry requirements


First language (French) speakers may not enrol in French language subjects except when required for (school) teaching accreditation in Australian states and territories.

Additional requirements

  • 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:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Modern Languages

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