79167 - Basic French

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to express and understand issues related to the social and political sciences, and to international policy, in spoken French, at a minimum level of A2, and an ideal level of at least B1, according to the Council of Europe Framework. As for written language, students must be able to read and understand complex texts, in particular reviews and books, at a minimum level of B1 level and, ideally, at the B2 level.

Course contents

The course program will cover the following grammar topics:

  1. Pronouns (Subject, Impersonal subjects, Object Pronoun order, Relative pronouns).
  2. Nouns and Adjectives (Gender and Number).
  3. Verbs (Conjugations).
  4. Verbs (Passive voice, Impersonal verbs, Pronominal verbs).
  5. Articles (Indefinite articles, Definite articles, Partitive articles, "articles contractés", Article omission).
  6. Prepositions.
  7. Questions.
  8. Interrogative (Pronouns and Adjectives).
  9. Negation.
  10. Possessive (Pronouns and Adjectives).
  11. Demonstrative (Pronouns and Adjectives).
  12. Indefinite (Pronouns and Adjectives).
  13. Comparisons.
  14. Adverbs.
  15. "Gallicismes".

Readings/Bibliography

For Attending and Non Attending students:

- a Dossier composed of some documents will be provided during the lessons and will be available on AMS Campus (https://campus.unibo.it/).

- a Dossier composed of some PPT (related to the lessons) will be used during the lessons and will be available on AMS Campus (https://campus.unibo.it/).

- not compulsory: Abry, Chalaron, La Grammaire des premiers temps (A1-A2 and B1-B2) FLE PUG, 2014-2015.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, ppt presentations, video and audio material, individual and group exercises.

Assessment methods

ATTENDING STUDENTS (at least 44 hours)

The final exam consists of a written test composed of two parts:
1. open-ended questions covering all the grammar topics of the program;
2. closed-ended questions about a short text.

Two written simulations of the final test are foreseen during the course.

NON ATTENDING STUDENTS

For non attending students, the final exam consists of:

- a written test composed of three parts:
1. open-ended questions covering all the grammar topics of the program;
2. closed-ended questions about a short text;
3. open-ended questions about the text.

- an oral part about the text.

Teaching tools

Books, computer, projector, internet.

Office hours

See the website of Fulvia Balestrieri