Course Title: French 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: French 6

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Kerry Mullan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2264

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37. Floor 5. Room 32

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

LANG1401 French 6 is open to students who have successfully completed LANG1250/LANG1402 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 students may be instructed to vary their enrolment in accordance with RMIT’s Enrolment Processes.  

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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

This course will complement the RMIT capabilities you are developing in your program.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Communicate fluently and confidently 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 critically debate some topical social issues in contemporary French speaking cultures in French 
  • Analyse and discuss 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 and debate areas of cultural values and norms in French speaking countries and contrast them with the Australian context 

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of structured in class (online via Collaborate Ultra) 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 online class attendance (via Collaborate Ultra) 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 our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1:  Listening & writing test (20%) CLO1, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6. 

Assessment Task 2: Oral presentation with written component (30%) CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO5.  

Assessment Task 3: Listening & writing test (20%), CLO1, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6. 

Assessment Task 4: Reading logs & Participation (30%) CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.  

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 the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.