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Course Description

French Beginners is a language course designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of spoken and written French in order to communicate meaningfully with people across cultures.

This involves speaking, listening, reading and writing in French and English about topics relevant to France and Australia.

Students study the modern standard version of French, as spoken in France.

In this course students may also encounter variations of the language spoken in other francophone countries. Students should be aware of different levels of language, for example, formal and informal.

This includes the use of colloquialisms where they are appropriate and an awareness of regional differences.

Therefore, students develop an understanding, not only of the French language and its forms, but also of how culture and identity are expressed through language.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Interaction - Oral Presentation           25%
Text Production              25%
Text Analysis                     25%
Interaction- Role Play/Conversation           25%

Semester Offered

Semesters 1 & 2


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.