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FRNL11-101: French Language and Culture


French has a long history as an international language in literature and science. It is the official language in 29 countries and 14 dependent identities. It is the primary or second language of many international organisations including the United Nations, the European Union, the World Trade Organisation, the International Olympic Committee, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Learning French will give you the opportunity to expand your cultural awareness, your ability to effectively communicate across cultural borders and your career opportunities in the global marketplace.  

This subject was designed for students with no previous knowledge of the French language. The aim of this subject is to enhance your awareness and understanding of French speaking societies and cultures and to help you develop a basic level of communicative proficiency in the French language. Using a content and language integrated approach, this subject will introduce you to various aspects of the societies and cultures of French speaking countries while developing a basic competence in the language.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Recognise, evaluate and compare cultural differences between the French-speaking world and other cultures.
2. Communicate in French in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
3. Apply knowledge and skills to further your knowledge of the French language and culture.
4. Work collaboratively with your peers to improve your use of the French language.

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