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FRNL11-100: French Language 1 September 2018 [Standard]

General information

This class is for COMPLETE BEGINNERS only with no prior study of French. For students with prior study, please enrol in French Language 2. This course is structured upon the principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Language acquisition has been carefully engineered to enhance observation, reflection, systematisation and ultimately production of French. A mini-immersion style will be used in class, with French language used increasingly to give maximum exposure to the language and to familiarise students with the sounds and nuances of the language. This is crucial for improving listening and speaking skills. Language and culture are inextricably linked and this is reflected in each lesson. A communicative approach supports functional proficiency in the four language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Students will learn how to ask for information, respond accordingly, talk about themselves and their activities. They will also learn to develop listening skills needed to understand French speakers and to identify key words and phrases and be able to write simply in French. A system of blended learning has been prepared for this class. The first 2 hour seminar will focus on the practice of the grammatical concepts in context with the lecturer facilitating discussions. The second hour of the second seminar is reserved for individual online study; this is an integral part of the course, using the iLearn links under TASKS and BLOGS to increase proficiency in all competencies.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society and Design
Subject code:FRNL11-100
Subject title:French Language 1
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2018
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 2
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • Monique Denyer,Agustín Garmendia,Marie-Laure Lions-Oliviéri (2009). Version Originale A1 - A French Course for English Speakers. Student's Book + CD + DVD. NA, Barcelona: Difusion FLE , 157. 8
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Talk about oneself, one's activities, one's studies and one's family.
  2. Learn how to ask for information, understand the answers and respond accordingly.
  3. Identify key words and phrases and be able to write simply in French.
  4. Develop listening skills needed to understand French speakers.
  5. Read and understand simple texts in French.
  6. Tell and write a short account of activities in the Present and Future and Past tenses.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Class Participation Continuous assessment (ilearn assignments/ blogs/ participation) 20% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.
Competency Test Mid-semester Aural, Oral and Written Assessments 30% Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Competency Test Final Aural, Oral Assessments (Weighting: (15%, 15% respectively) 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final written assessment 20% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Pass requirement


  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Chapter 1 of VERSION ORIGINALE 1.Each week, the focus is on 3 of the 4 language skills. Writing is completed through blended learning. Listening activity each week.

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Mid-semester AURAL, WRITTEN EXAMS and ORAL EXAMS (in pairs).

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Lesson 7 and REVISION FINAL AURAL AND ORAL EXAMS in last seminar


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Approved on: Sep 11, 2017. Edition: 3.1