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    A practical language paper focusing on professional situations (business, law, commerce).

    Do you want to develop your competence in French with an emphasis on practical, real-life situations? FREN 233 will consolidate your grammar and vocabulary and enhance your all-round functionality (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in French, a major world language.

    About this paper

    Paper title French for Professional Purposes
    Subject French
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    FREN 111 or FREN 232
    FREN 231
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    If you have previous knowledge of the language you can still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application process to the Review and Submit page or email for assistance.
    FREN 233 is the follow-on paper for students who have passed FREN 232 or who have an appropriate level of French.
    Teaching staff
    Dr Barbara Stone
    Paper Structure

    The grammar content of the paper includes: the subjunctive; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; possessive adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns.

    Course materials provide cultural content from macarons to haute couture. Clips from recent French films are incorporated into the course.

    There are three language classes a week and an oral class with a native speaker.

    Teaching Arrangements
    There will be three lectures and one oral class per week.

    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 or the relevant chapters downloaded from Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete FREN 233 will have

    • Enhanced functionality and communicative ability in French (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at a solid B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    • A richer awareness and appreciation of French culture


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42

    Oral Class

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30-35, 37-42
    A2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 30-35, 37-42
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