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FR1001 - Foundation French 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students who have a SA in Senior French are not permitted to enrol in this subject.

This subject assumes no prior knowledge of the language and is therefore intended for students who are beginners or near-beginners in the language. This course is suitable for any student wishing to obtain some second language skills for a future career, as well as for those who are starting a degree in languages. The aim of this course is to achieve a level of proficiency in reading, speaking, listening and writing basic French. The course is taught using a range of authentic resources, with a particular focus on the Francophone countries located to the East of Australia, as well as the Contacts textbook by Valette & Valette.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate reading skills in French at an elementary level (A1 CEFR);
  • demonstrate speaking skills in French at an elementary level (A1 CEFR);
  • demonstrate listening skills in French at an elementary level (A1 CEFR);
  • state some knowledge and fact in relation to the Francophone world in the Pacific;
  • demonstrate writing skills in French at an elementary level (A1 CEFR).

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Interview - (40%) - Individual.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Florence Boulard.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 18 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.