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FREN233 French for Professional Purposes

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FREN233 builds on its prerequisite paper FREN232 and shares its emphasis on grammar consolidation and the development of the student’s skills at listening, speaking, reading and writing French. Four contact hours a week and an abundance of resources made available online allow students plenty of opportunities to work in a self-directed way on improving their all-round competence in French.

To view an indicative Course Outline for FREN233, click here.

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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.

Paper title French for Professional Purposes
Paper code FREN233
Subject French
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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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

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Oral Class

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
B1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41
B2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
B3 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41