Course Title: French 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: French 6

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Chantal Crozet

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5211

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.35

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LANG 1251/1252 French 6 is open to students who have successfully completed LANG 1249/1250 French 5 or who have completed Year 12 French. Students who have had approximately 210 hours of French tuition in another institution and have reached an upper intermediate to advanced level (B1/B2 on the CEFR*) may be allowed to enrol in the course but only after a placement test. (Please contact the course coordinator to organise this.) Please note that enrolments may be refused on the basis of previous French study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended. A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he holds incompatible qualifications may be cancelled at any time. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees.

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:;ID=twx09y07zi1c


Course Description

French 6 is the sixth of eight consecutive course in French offered at RMIT University and will be delivered n French.

In this course you will continue studying aspects of French grammar and language at a higher level, as well as studying and debating course material on the Francophone world (literary extracts, films and documentaries). You will be practising speaking, listening, writing and reading in French in different registers, reflecting on their relevance in different socio-cultural contexts, as well as learn and reflect on Francophone cultures and their global relevance.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate fluently in both oral and written French in a wide range of contexts
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in the French language appropriately in different contexts
  • Analyse and debate some topical social issues in contemporary French speaking cultures in French
  • Analyse a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in French, including film and multimedia
  • Apply a wide range of language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning
  • Critically examine areas of cultural values and norms in French speaking countries and contrast them with the Australian context

If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively in French in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate    modes of communication
  • Reflect on the role of culture in history, society and communication
  • Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in French
  • Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your French expression in all skills and critical thinking whilst acquiring new cultural knowledge.

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed.

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only French. Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended language dictionary. Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through MyRMIT Studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded or expanded assessment task.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: Assessment and assessment flexibility policy

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers: Student Responsibilities Statement

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact your Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.