30950 - French Language and Linguistics 1 (B/I-Q)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students are expected to possess a deep knowledge of the metalanguage, as well as mechanisms, of the descriptive-analytical model of the French language. Moreover, they should be competent in all four communicative skills at the B-1 level of the Common European Framework.

Course contents

Courses of French Language and Linguistics during the Laurea Triennale deal with all the main characteristics of French language in all its dimensions (phonetics, morphology, lexicology , syntax) and aim at giving students the necessary methodological tools to practise it correctly.

Practical language classes (D. Caddoux / M. Cohen / T. Manconi)

[throughout the academic year]

OFFICIAL COURSE [Teacher: V. Zotti]: for students of GROUP 1 (Advanced) and GROUP 2 (Beginners) - 2nd SEMESTER

Official course lectures will be offered only during the 2nd semester.

This course aims at making students reflect on the mains issues of phonology, phonetics, morphology and lexicologogy of the French language.

Readings/Bibliography

PRACTICAL CLASSES

BIDAUD Françoise, Grammaire française pour italophones, ed. UTET

(+ BIDAUD Françoise, Exercices de grammaire française pour italophones, ed. UTET)

Bibliography:

- PARODI Lidia, VALLACCO Marina, Grammathèque, ed. CIDEB

- (+ Grammathèque exercices + Corrigés, ed. CIDEB)

- DE GENNARO Enrico, Grammaire par étapes, Torino, ed. Il Capitello

More exercices available in:

- Grammaire 350 exercices niveau moyen, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education

- ( + Grammaire 350 exercices niveau moyen, Corrigés, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education)

- Phonétique: 350 exercices, Livre de l'élève avec 6 cassettes audio, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education

- ( + Phonétique: 350 exercices, Corrigés, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education)

- Conjugaison: 350 exercices, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education

- ( + Conjugaison: 350 exercices, Corrigés, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education)

- Vocabulaire illustré, 350 exercices niveau débutant, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education

- ( + Vocabulaire illustré, 350 exercices niveau débutant, Corrigés, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education)

- Vocabulaire illustré, 350 exercices niveau moyen, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education

- ( + Vocabulaire illustré, 350 exercices niveau moyen, Corrigés, coll. Exerçons-nous, éd. Hachette Education)

Official course:

J. Podeur, L'œil écoute – Méthode de prononciation du français, Napoli, Liguori editore, 2005.

J. Gardes Tamine, La Grammaire. Phonologie, morphologie, lexicologie, Paris, Colin, 2010. [suggested reading]

A selection of texts and articles will be made available on Virtuale


Teaching methods

The exam is divided into two parts, one on French linguistics (corresponding to Zotti's lectures - 2nd semester) and one on French language (corresponding to Caddoux, Cohen and Manconi's language classes, 1st and 2nd semester).

The linguistics part of the exam is written, and the language part of the exam is both written and oral.

Assessment methods

The examen of French Language and Linguistics is composed of the following parts:

For Practical language classes:

- Grammaire et textes (written exam).

- Oral (Students can take this part of the exam after passing the written test). This oral exam will focus on a text or document studied during the course and will evaluate the student's capability of:

- understanding and expressing the contents of the texts;

- communicating clarly and correctly about the text;

- explaining the information in the text and expressing one's opinion .

For further details see the teachers' webpage.

For the Official course: a written test for French Linguistics, based on the main topics seen during the course (phonology, phonetics, morphology, lexicology, reading comprehension and paraphrase of short passages related to French language). The time allowed is 2 hours. No dictionary allowed.

Teaching tools

Printed and audiovisual material, PPT, on line resources.

Office hours

See the website of Valeria Zotti