ATS1061 - French introductory 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

French Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Felicity Chaplin


Dr Felicity Chaplin

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)




Students who have completed Year 12 French or its equivalent should not take this unit. This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


This unit provides teaching in the basic language skills (speaking/listening/reading/writing) and an introduction to French society. It is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Students will be encouraged to develop appropriate language learning strategies. Regular assessed homework and tests emphasize the continuous nature of language learning and the need for frequent practice. In the Specialized Culture component, students will explore an aspect of French culture and society and develop competence appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses involved in analysis of it.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. use basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills (and appropriate vocabulary) to communicate effectively in French in a limited range of situations and on a limited range of topics;
  2. locate information in basic texts in French;
  3. recognise and use basic structures and sounds of French;
  4. identify and use prescribed grammatical items;
  5. critique aspects of contemporary French history, values and identity and their evolution;
  6. interpret given information and synthesise knowledge into a prescribed format.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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