French Language 2

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    French Language 2

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FRNL11-100 French Language 1 is essential and must be taken prior to enrolling in this subject.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject is designed for students who have completed an introductory French course or equivalent high school qualifications. The aim of this course is for the student to acquire a wider command of the French language for purposes of practical communication in French speaking countries. French 2 material focuses on the past tenses, expanding the scope for discussions and conversations in class activities. A proficiency test will be given in the first seminar so that students can be placed in the appropriate level. A mini-immersion style will be used in class, with French language used increasingly to give maximum exposure to the language and to familiarise students with the sounds and nuances of the language. This is crucial for improving listening and speaking skills. Language and culture are inextricably linked and this is reflected in each lesson. A communicative approach supports functional proficiency in the four language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Students will also learn to develop listening skills needed to understand French speakers. A system of blended learning has been prepared for this class. In addition to the seminars, students must devote sufficient time to individual study online on aural and Grammatical exercises provided through iLearn links.

    Learning Objectives
    1. To be able to describe one's living environment: housing, suburb and cities.
    2. To to able to recount orally and in writing events that happened in the past.
    3. To be able to order food in a restaurant and shop for groceries.
    4. To be able to express oneself using more advanced sentence structures.
    5. To be able to comprehend a wide variety of accents in spoken French through audio-visual exercises and aural exams.
    6. To be able to understand the culture of France and Francophone nations through reading and class discussions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.