ATS2063 - French intermediate 1 - 2019

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 2019 (On-campus)


ATS1062 or equivalent




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In the Language and Culture component of the unit, students will participate in learning activities appropriate to their developing language competence level, involving a variety of theme-based activities developing more sophisticated speaking, writing and reading and aural comprehension skills, acquiring explicit grammar competence and awareness of discourse and register, and gaining insight into the socio-cultural specificity of contemporary France. In the Specialized Culture component, students will explore an aspect of French culture and society and develop expertise appropriate to their year level in the theory, practices and discourses that continue to shape French culture


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

  1. speak, listen, read and write in French to communicate effectively in a range of situations and on a range of themes;
  2. use written language skills in a range of formal and/or informal text types;
  3. locate, paraphrase, explain and evaluate information in short texts in French;
  4. recognise and use prescribed grammatical items;
  5. critique aspects of the evolution of modern and contemporary French history and culture;
  6. interpret several prescribed sources to synthesise knowledge into an appropriate format.


Within semester assessment: 80% + Exam: 20%

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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