88071 - FRENCH LANGUAGE I AND LABORATORY

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Valeria Illuminati

  • Crediti formativi 8

  • SSD L-LIN/04

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Francese

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course students should reach a minimum level of A2 (Council of Europe framework) for spoken French, while the ideal level is B1, and a minimum level of B1 for reading comprehension – ideal level B2. In particular: students should be able to follow the essential themes of an oral text, for example a lesson or a TV-news broadcast, and make a simple oral report on it. Moreover, they should be capable of understand written texts of average difficulty regarding the disciplines of the degree course.

Programma/Contenuti

The course consists of 30 hours of lectures, and a 40-hour language laboratory dedicated to practicing spoken and written French. Labs are conducted in groups according to the level of language proficiency assessed at the beginning of the course. Beginners will be offered an additional 40-hour A1 level laboratory in the first semester.

The language laboratory is aimed at improving fluency and accuracy in writing and speaking skills and is dedicated to French grammar. Topics covered will include:

1. La règle du c’est/il est/

2. C’est/il est/ il y a.

3. Les verbes impersonnels.

4. Les pronoms personnels toniques/mécanismes de l’accord “moi aussi”.

5. Les adjectifs et les pronoms démonstratifs.

6. Les adjectifs et pronoms possessifs

7. Les pronoms relatifs simples et composés.

8. La négation (négations particulières)

9. Les pronoms personnels compléments simples / doubles.

10. Le comparatif et le superlatif.

11. Les adverbes sur adjectif

12. Les mots de liaison : conjonctions de coordination.

13. Les verbes

  • à l'indicatif présent
  • au passé composé (formation et accord du participe passé)
  • à l'imparfait
  • au futur simple
  • au conditionnel présent (non approfondi). (sera repris et terminé au niveau II avec conditionnel passé).

a) verbes du 1er groupe en ER (y compris verbes irréguliers en YER, CER, GER, les règles d’accentuation des verbes comme céder, acheter, et les verbes du type appeler, jeter)

b) verbes du 2e groupe en IR (2 catégories type sentir / type finir)

c) Quelques verbes du 3e groupe en (T)RE (mettre, battre), ONDRE/-ENDRE (répondre, tendre + prendre) + des verbes inclassables fréquents: tenir/venir et composés, faire, dire, suivre, vivre, croire, voir...

14. Le passé récent, le présent progressif et le futur proche (gallicismes)

15. L'impératif

The 30-hour course is organized into two modules:

a) one module will be devoted to enhancing students' reading, listening and analyzing skills by exposing them to a wide range of authentic oral and written text types intended for the general public on topics related to the disciplines of the degree course and specific to French culture. Texts will focus in particular on French civilization and political structures in order to develop a basic socio-political vocabulary in French and to provide an overview of French politics and socio-cultural life. Topics covered will include the analysis of the argumentative structure, polyphony, modals, linkers and conjunctions, evaluative lexis, specialized lexicon, synonymy, polysemy and morphology.

b) The second module will be devoted to oral analysis and discussion of the topics addressed in the written texts.

Testi/Bibliografia

The texts to be analyzed will be made available in form of a “dossier” on AMS Campus before the beginning of the course.

For the language laboratory:

Grammathèque , (Livre + CD + Exercices), Ed. CIDEB, 2010.

Dictionary: Le petit Robert : dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française, Paris, Dictionnaires Le Robert, 2018.

Reading list:

1. Guillaume Bernard, Bernard de Gunten, Arlette Martin, Mauricette Niogret, Les Institutions de la France, Paris, Nathan, coll. « Repères pratiques », éd. 2014.

2. Jean-Louis Auduc, Le système éducatif français , Paris, Nathan, éd. 2016.

3. Jean-François Sirinelli, La Vè République, Paris, PUF, collection « Que sais-je ? », 2013.

4. Denis C. Meyer, Clés pour la France en 80 icônes culturelles, Paris, Hachette, 2010.

Metodi didattici

The language laboratory is aimed at allowing students to reach a good level of linguistic and communicative competence. It is based on a special grammar book for Italian speakers and practical exercises with “communicative methods.”

Lectures are aimed at developing skills in order to comprehend and interpret written and oral texts of average difficulty. The course will be held in French.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Students attending classes:

Overall assessment will be based on two written tests (mid-term test and final exam) and a final oral exam.

The two written tests include a cloze test and a reading test with multiple choice and open questions to check the comprehension of the text and test grammar skills.

Spoken French will be assessed in an oral examination on selected chapters of one of the books from the reading list included in the bibliography section. In addition to the reading of selected chapters, each student will choose one or two recent articles from the online press dealing with a topic related to the chosen essay and the chapters selected. The first part of the oral exam will focus on the essay and will assess the knowledge acquired through the reading. In the second part, the student will briefly present the chosen articles (sources, topics covered, interest and relevance of the articles in the current context, journalist's opinion, tone of the articles – polemic, neutral, etc.) – and their personal opinion on the articles and related topic(s).

 

Students not attending classes:

Written test – a cloze test and a reading test with multiple choice and open questions to check the comprehension of the text and test grammar skills.

Oral test – an oral examination on selected chapters of one of the books from the reading list included in the bibliography section. In addition to the reading of selected chapters, each student will choose one or two recent articles from the online press dealing with a topic related to the chosen essay and the chapters selected. The first part of the oral exam will focus on the essay and will assess the knowledge acquired through the reading. In the second part, the student will briefly present the chosen articles (sources, topics covered, interest and relevance of the articles in the current context, journalist's opinion, tone of the articles – polemic, neutral, etc.) – and their personal opinion on the articles and related topic(s).

1. Guillaume Bernard, Bernard de Gunten, Arlette Martin, Mauricette Niogret, Les Institutions de la France, Paris, Nathan, coll. « Repères pratiques », éd. 2014.

Selection of chapters:

- chapters « État »; « Vie politique »; « Administration ».

OR

- chapters « Collectivités locales »; « Justice »; « International ».

 

2. Jean-Louis Auduc, Le système éducatif français , Paris, Nathan, 2016.

Selection of chapters :

- chapters « Généralités » ; « Le cursus scolaire »

OR

- chapters « Les acteurs » ; « Les établissements » ; « Les organismes » ; « Les partenaires ».

 

3. Jean-François Sirinelli, La Vè République, Paris, PUF, collection « Que sais-je ? », 2013.

Whole book.

 

4. Denis C. Meyer, Clés pour la france en 80 icônes culturelles, Paris, Hachette, 2010.

Whole book.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

PC and projector, Internet, DVD

Orario di ricevimento

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