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French Unit 3 and 4


French Units 1 and 2.

Course Description

Units 3 and 4 are designed to expand and enhance the range of language activities and structures encountered in Units 1 and 2. There is emphasis on use of the language to convey information and ideas and to express opinions. The expression of abstract ideas is facilitated. Students develop culturally appropriate forms and modes of language.

These units are designed to enable students to use the language to conduct the practical aspects of everyday life; understand, establish and maintain relationships; increase their control over culturally appropriate text types; seek out and understand factual information conveyed orally, visually or in writing; interpret, evaluate and use information for a purpose.

Areas of study

The three areas of study are the same as those outlined for Units 1 and 2.

  • The individual.
  • The French-speaking communities.
  • The changing world.


While there is no prescribed vocabulary list, it is expected that the student will be familiar with a range of vocabulary and idioms relevant to the topics prescribed in the study design.

Kinds of Writing

Students are expected to be familiar with and be able to produce the following five kinds of writing: personal, informative, persuasive, evaluative and imaginative.


Unit 3 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Express ideas through the production of texts. A 250 word personal or imaginative piece. 20
Analyse and use information from spoken texts. A response to specific questions, messages or instructions, extracting and using information requested. 10
Exchange information, opinions or experiences. A 3-4 minute role-play, focussing on the resolution of an issue. 20
Total Marks 50


Unit 4 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Analyse and use information from written texts. A response to specific questions, messages or instructions, extracting and using information requested. 10
Respond critically to spoken and written texts which reflect aspects of the language and culture of the French speaking communities. A 250-300 word informative, persuasive or evaluative written response, for example a report, comparison or review. 20
A 3-4 minute interview on an issue related to texts studied. 20
Total Marks 50

Overall Final Assessment

Graded Assessment Title Assessment Exam Duration Contribution to Study Score (%)
1 Unit 3 Coursework School-assessed   25
2 Unit 4 Coursework School-assessed   25
3 Exam: Oral component October 15 mins 12.5
4 Exam: Written component November 2 hours 37.5


Reproduced by permission of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: