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Intensive French 3 and 4 (FREN20018)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFREN20018
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Intensive French 3 and 4 is designed to provide students with a systematic revision and consolidation of the essential structures of French. Classes will present grammar, syntax and vocabulary in meaningful situations. The subject also stresses the productive aspect of language use in practical situations, while extending grammatical and lexical knowledge and refining oral skills. Listening skills are also developed by use of authentic documents. Students will also spend time in private study working on written and oral exercises and using online resources. On completion of the subject students should be able to sustain conversations and express opinions on topics of general interest, have consolidated their knowledge of all basic structures of French, and have attained level B1 of competence in the Common European Reference Framework in the target language. They will also have read a short story in French and explore the linguistic and cultural aspects contained in it.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should

  • have developed their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French to reach the intermediate level in line with the B1 level of the European Common Framework for Languages;
  • have an improved understanding of French culture, customs and mannerisms through the study of authentic material;
  • have consolidated the necessary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking to be able to continue their French studies at level 5;
  • show an increased awareness and understanding of French-speaking cultures throughout the world;
  • have developed their ability to present their work orally in French;
  • have increased their autonomy in the study of the French language and French-speaking cultures.

Generic skills

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FREN10005 French 2
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FREN10001 French 3
Semester 1
FREN20015 French 3
Semester 1
FREN10003 French 4
Semester 2
FREN20017 French 4
Semester 2

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Test of oral comprehension, written comprehension and expression in Week 2 [15%]
  • Test of oral comprehension, written comprehension and expression in Week 4 [15%]
  • Examination of oral and written proficiency in Week 3 [25%]
  • Examination of oral and written proficiency in Week 5 [25%]
  • Group project presented at the end of the intensive [20%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorVeronique Duche
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours100 hours: 4 x 3 hour tutorials and 4 x 2 hour tutorials per week for five weeks.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 7 January 2019 to 7 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date14 January 2019
    Census date25 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 8 February 2019

    Summer Term contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Entry to this subject can be met through one of the following ways:

  • completion of French 2; or
  • equivalent.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Tendances A2 and Tendances B1, CLE International
  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 16 August 2019