French Studies



Major, Minor, Sub-Major


The French Studies Major develops communicative proficiency in French, providing students with advanced knowledge and skills to live and work in contexts of linguistic and cultural diversity, especially across the many areas of the Francophone world.


Only French 1A has no prerequisites. The prerequisites for proceeding to 1B, 2B and 3B are respectively 1A, 2A and 3A courses. LANG 1028 French 2B (or equivalent) is the prerequisite for European Languages In-Country.

Assumed Knowledge



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
French 1A LANG 1022 4.5 1 Note(s): 1
French 1B LANG 1023 4.5 1 Note(s): 1
French 2A LANG 1024 4.5 2 Note(s): 2
French 2B LANG 1025 4.5 2
French 3A LANG 3004 4.5 3
French 3B LANG 3005 4.5 3
Students choose from one of the following:
European Languages In-Country LANG 3036 9 3 Note(s): 3,4
Advanced Languages Studies: Translation and Research LANG 3034 9 3




  1. Students who have some knowledge of French but who are unsure of their level of proficiency should contact the French 1A co-ordinator for advice prior to enrolment.
  2. Students who have completed French at Stage 2 level of the SACE certificate or equivalent must commence their language studies in French 2A.
  3. Students of European Languages may include a study abroad experience. Students intending to seek OS-HELP funding for this course will be required to take the course after completion of a full year of study, and have at least 0.125 EFTSL of their program left to complete once they have finished their overseas study. If the course is completed in the final semester of their program, all associated costs will be borne by the student.
  4. LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country is studied at an approved tertiary institute in a country that is appropriate for the target language. Students intending to complete a study abroad semester need to negotiate the integration of this within their program study plan, consulting with their Program Director.
  5. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Languages as a Learning Area must complete a minimum of six courses or equivalent for a Major Learning Area, or four courses or equivalent for a Minor Learning Area. Language courses must be completed in sequence. For students studying European Languages, LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country may be studied as an alternative to Level 3 (Advanced) courses (3A and 3B) in the Major Learning Area. Intending applicants for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have both a Major and a Minor Learning Area to qualify for entry. Students should consult with their Program Director for a schedule of recommended courses.
  6. A major consists of 8 courses (36 units), two courses of which must be Level 1 (Introductory), two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate), two courses at Level 3 (Advanced) and one 9-unit course at Level 3 (Advanced).
  7. A sub-major consists of six courses (27 units), two courses of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory), two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate) and two courses (or one 9-unit course) at Level 3 (Advanced).
  8. A minor consists of four courses (18 units), two courses of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory) and two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate).