2 x 2-hour tutorials weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of FREN2121, FREN2123 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
SACE (Year 12) French Continuers or have completed first year level undergraduate French topics in the beginners major. If you are uncertain as to whether you should enrol in this topic, please contact the topic coordinator.
Topic description

In this topic emphasis is placed on oral-aural comprehension, as well as on understanding and use of both spoken and written French.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Review and expand French grammatical structures and vocabulary acquired at previous levels
  • Enhance students' communicative competence through participation in activities involving group or pair interaction
  • Expose students to independent and collaborative learning and to language learning skill development
  • Introduce students to basic textual analysis and literary readings in authentic French
  • Assist students in developing listening skills for sound recognition and speech comprehension
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify the main points of clear standard speech and communicate in speech and writing on a range of familiar topics using simple language
  2. Recognise and use grammatical, syntactical, lexical and phonetic structures acquired throughout the semester
  3. Actively take part in writing and speaking French using appropriate structures and vocabulary
  4. Read and describe short texts and poems written in authentic French
  5. Recognise sounds and speech patterns of French spoken by native speakers in a range of sociocultural contexts

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.