FREN122-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

French Language Acquisition: Beginners B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This is the second course in a sequence of six French language acquisition courses offered by the Programme. Students without the formal prerequisite, but with some previous knowledge of French should consult the Programme Director to determine which course is the most appropriate.

This course is the second of two introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of French. It is the second course in a sequence of seven French language acquisition courses offered by the school. FREN122 is for advanced beginners or for people who have done a relatively minimal amount of French at school (year 1-11). It is not for students who have done four or more years of French at school. The course aims at an active mastery, both oral and written, of some basic structures of the French language. This course leads into FREN221.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course, you will develop the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) covered in FREN121, and you will acquire a further understanding of grammatical concepts and an overall grasp of the workings of the French language.

You will:  

  •  increase your linguistic sensitivity, thus facilitating the acquisition of any foreign language
  •  be aware of some everyday French social customs and non-verbal communication
  •  be aware of appropriate everyday expressions and behaviours in context as well as some basic knowledge of French culture

    By the end of the course you should be able to read and understand texts and articles in French, including basic poetry and songs, as well as write small paragraphs about your routine and activities. An average student will be able to speak reasonably well and confidently express him/herself about basic topics. Listening comprehension should reach a level where you will understand a variety of basic situations and be able to respond appropriately.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


FREN121 or FREN104 or a level in French acceptable to the Programme Director.


FREN112, FREN218

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Putaiao Koiora 275 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 315 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Putaiao Koiora 275 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Geography 603 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 14 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 240 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 14 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Eric Mouhica


The required textbook is "Français Interactif" (University of Texas). It is available online, and we recommend that you download several chapters at a time. The website is
The companion website, full of clearly explained grammar points, is
FREN 121 will cover from the start up to Chapter 6 (inclusive).
FREN 122 will continue in the second semester, starting with Chapter 7.

Course links

Library portal
The course outline is available for enrolled students on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All FREN122 Occurrences

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