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FREN232 Intermediate French

Written and oral French consolidating grounding already acquired. The objectives are vocabulary expansion, a sound knowledge of language structures and the ability to communicate in French.

Have you studied French at school and wish to enhance your command of this major world language? FREN 232 will consolidate and expand your knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary and give you opportunities to develop your skills in listening to, speaking, reading and writing French.

Paper title Intermediate French
Paper code FREN232
Subject French
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $810.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,390.00

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FREN 132 or FREN 102. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this; please proceed through the application process to reach the window for Special Permission. Please list any qualifications you have gained e.g. NCEA, and years studied, as well as a note of any other exposure to this language. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
FREN 111 or FREN 211 or FREN 333 or any other more advanced French language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
The prerequisite does not apply to students who have had more than three years of schooling in French.
Course outline
View the course outline for FREN 232
Paper Structure
The grammar content of the paper covers revision of the first seven tenses, adjectives and adverbs, pronouns and relative pronouns. Course materials provide cultural content from pains au chocolat to Coco Chanel. Clips from recent French films are incorporated into classes. There are four contact hours a week - two language classes, one tutorial and one oral class with a native speaker.
A set of Course Materials is available for purchase from UniPrint or downloadable from Blackboard.The "French Grammar" handbook is recommended and may be purchased from UniPrint or borrowed from the Library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, cultural understanding, self-motivation, lifelong learning. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete FREN 232 will have enhanced functionality and communicative ability in French language (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at around B1 in the CEFR. They will also have a richer awareness and appreciation of French culture.
Suitable for students who have completed 4-5 years of French at high school (NCEA Level 2 or 3) or who have completed FREN 132, or who have an appropriate level of French.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Weeks: 9-14,16-22 Wed : 15:00-15:50
Weeks: 9-14,16-17,19-22 Mon : 15:00-15:50


Weeks: 9-12,16-18,20-21 Fri : 11:00-11:50
or Fri : 12:00-12:50
or Fri : 13:00-13:50
or Fri : 14:00-14:50

Oral Class

Weeks: 10-12,14,16,18,20-22 Tues : 14:00-14:50
or Tues : 15:00-15:50
or Tues : 16:00-16:50
or Thurs : 11:00-11:50