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FRNC1602: Introductory French 2

Semester 2, 2020 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

FRNC1602 Introductory French 2 is the continuation of FRNC1601 Introductory French 1. It is designed to further students' understanding of French and Francophone cultures, and strengthen their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Upon completion of the unit, students should reach the full A1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Unit details and rules

Unit code FRNC1602
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1601 or FRNC1611
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Clara Sitbon,
Lecturer(s) Clara Sitbon,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task Final test
Final test to be conducted online outside class time
25% -
Due date: 20 Nov 2020 at 18:00
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Participation Class participation
10% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Online work
Weekly online submission
10% Ongoing 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Test 1
Test 1 to be conducted online outside class time
20% Week 06
Due date: 06 Nov 2020 at 18:00
1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Assignment Video Project
video submission on Canvas
10% Week 09
Due date: 01 Nov 2020 at 23:59
eq 500 wd
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Tutorial quiz Oral test
in class oral test
25% Week 12 1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4 LO3

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Week 1 (1): Les médias français; raconter des événements passés Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 1 (2): Musique et jeunes talents; parler d'événements récents Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 02 Week 2 (1): Comprendre des informations biographiques; le passé composé et les marqueurs temporels Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 2 (2): Descriptions et ressemblances physiques et psychologiques Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 03 Week 3 (1): La restauration; parler d'événements passés et d'événements actuels Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 3 (2): La presse, les reportages; Donner des conseils (impératif présent) Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 04 Week 4 (1): Les voyages et les séjours touristiques; le futur simple Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 4 (2): Choisir une destination, formuler un voyage; le pronom Y. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Week 5 (1): Décrire une formule d'hébergement; verbes en -IR et adjectifs. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 5 (2): Les saisons, le climat, exprimer les sensations et émotions Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 06 Week 6 (1): L'alimentation, comprendre et donner son avis sur un menu; articles indéfinis et partitifs. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 6 (2): La restauration, passer commande et formuler une critique de restaurant. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 07 Week 7 (1): L'alimentation, faire des achats et composer un menu; quantités, pronom EN. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 7 (2): La gastronomie et la lecture; faire des achats et comparer; l'imparfait, la comparaison et les marqueurs temporels du passé Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 08 Week 8 (1): Parler d'une évolution; demander de l'aide dans un magasin Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 8 (2): Faire une appréciation positive ou négative; Décrire des actions; Les verbes pronominaux réciproques et la nuance. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 09 Week 9 (1): Parler de l'apprentissage du français; l'imparfait et le passé composé. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 9 (2): Choisir et présenter une tenue vestimentaire; les pronoms personnels COD Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 10 Week 10 (1): La restauration et les repas; Caractériser une chose ou une personne; pronoms relatifs et pronoms toniques. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 10 (2): Films, spectacles, et séries télévisées; décrire, critiquer et donner son avis sur des films et des séries télévisées Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 11 Week 11 (1): Organiser une soirée; événements festifs; pronoms personnels COI. Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 11 (2): Révisions Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 12 Week 12 (1): Oral Test Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 12 (2): Oral Test Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: students are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board which will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture Recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Hirschprung, Nathalie et Tony Tricot. Cosmopolite 1. Hachette FLE. 2017

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of short literary texts and authentic French material (movies and book reviews, short news articles, short news segments, etc.)
  • LO2. communicate effectively at a basic level on more abstract topics (give advice, talk about dreams and aspirations) and in different time frames (past, present, future)
  • LO3. demonstrate a level of oral and written competency commensurate to level A1.2 of the European Framework for Languages
  • LO4. approach materials related to French and Francophone studies from a multicultural perspective, broadening interdisciplinary skills.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

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