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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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FREN 102 or FREN 132
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. 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 students who have completed 4-5 years of French at secondary school (NCEA Level 2 or 3) or who have completed FREN 132 or who have an appropriate level of French.
Teaching staff
Dr Barbara Stone
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 Molière to Coco Chanel.

There are four contact hours a week - three language classes and one oral class with a native speaker.

Teaching Arrangements
There are 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 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 232 will have:

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

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22

Oral Class

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-14, 16, 18-22
A2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-14, 16, 18-22
A3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-14, 16, 18-22