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FREN333 Advanced French 1

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 aspects of French language, history and culture.

Paper title Advanced French 1
Paper code FREN333
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 211 or FREN 232
FREN 311, FREN 331, FREN 334 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.
Classes are primarily delivered in French.
Teaching staff
Dr Barbara Stone
Paper Structure

The grammar content of the paper includes the subjunctive and present participle as well as revisiting grammar points from 200-level in more detail. Course materials provide cultural content from the Affaire Dreyfus through French popular music to the Macron presidency.

Teaching Arrangements
There are four contact hours per week: three language classes and an oral class with a native speaker.

A set of course materials are 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.
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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 historical and cultural topics
  • Increase knowledge of French language, history and culture

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22

Oral Class

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 16-22
A2 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 10-11
Friday 12:00-12:50 12-13, 16-22