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    An extension of the communicative approach seeking to develop linguistic skills appropriate to students’ future career and social needs.

    Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of one of the most important world languages? This paper aims to continue to build on basic skills in French through the study of current affairs.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced French 2
    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 333
    FREN 311 or FREN 331 or FREN 335 or any other more advanced French language paper
    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.
    Suitable for undergraduate students in French who have completed FREN 333 (Advanced French 1). Classes are primarily delivered in French.
    Teaching staff

    To be confirmed.

    Paper Structure

    We undertake a tour of relevant issues and topics relating to contemporary life in France through texts and videos. We study the influence of France in the world and the evolution of the French language in other French speaking countries. Through grammar analysis and vocabulary learning, the course emphasises student improvement in aural and written comprehension, as well as speaking and writing.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Three lectures per week and one oral class per week.
    Teaching materials consist of a course pack available for purchase from Uniprint.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

    • Communicate in French at an advanced level (B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR), including aural comprehension
    • Improve pronunciation
    • Improve basic grammar
    • Hone writing skills
    • Expand vocabulary in a range of current topics
    • Increase knowledge of contemporary France


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 16:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42

    Oral Class

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 30-35, 37-41
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