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LEN1037081, A.A. 2011/12

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA1862, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 5.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FRENCH LANGUAGE
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/04 French Language and Translation 5.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 5.0 35 90.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/09/2011
End of activities 16/06/2012
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2014 course timetable

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Prerequisites: YEAR-LONG COURSE, from late September to mid-June. The module of Prof Henrot is held on semester I.
The teaching of French Language Level 1 for the three-year course of Modern Languages ​​and Cultures Course requires no prior knowledge of the language.
Both beginners and intermediate students are welcome, as the course involves two separate groups of learning:
- A beginners' group, whose experience in the French language is between 0 and 3 years of study;
- An advanced group, whose experience in the French language is between 5 and 8 years of study.
There is one learning objective for both groups; the groups will differ rhythms, insights, exercises and the number of hours according to the level of each group.
Particular attention is paid to the quality of pronunciation, special objective of this first level.
Target skills and knowledge:: At the end of 1st year of three-year programme, students will have acquired and / or refined the basic morphology of the language, updated to state-of the art linguistics. They are expected to master the phonetic and intonative system at both theoretical and practical levels. In-depth study of morphology and phonetics constitute the grounds to master French spelling.
Overall, in terms of the Common European Framework for Languages​​, students are expected to master A1 level at the end of semestre I, and a A2 level at the end of semestre II, with a clear and convincing pronunciation.
Course unit contents: 1) PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY (semestre I, Prof. Henrot): doescription f the phonological system of the French language, apparatus, phonemes, syllabic structured, the phenomena of juncture between words. Description of the most frequent and meaningful intonation curves. Parallel study of the French graphic system. Interactive exercise sessions related to these topics.

2) EXERCISES (I and II semestre, Dr. Labastie and Mazurelle): morphological, lexical and syntactic ground structures of the French language, related to A1 and A2 levels of the Common European Framework for Languages​​.
Planned learning activities:
Textbooks: Riegel, Martin et al., Grammaire méthodique du français. Paris: PUF, --. (capitoli 1–2–3-4; acquisto obbligatorio per i 3/5 anni del corso di studio). Cerca nel catalogo
Léon, Pierre, Phonétisme et prononciations du français. Paris: Armand Colin, 2007. (capitoli 2-6–7–11-12). Cerca nel catalogo
Charliac, Lucile et al., Phonétique progressive du français – niveau intermédiaire. --: Clé International, --.
un libro audio a scelta, --. --: --, --.
Berger, Dominique & Spicacci, Nerina, Savoir-Dire Savoir-Faire. Milano: Zanichelli, 2007. (acquisto obbligatorio). Cerca nel catalogo
Parodi, Lidia & Vallacco, Marina, Grammathèque, grammatica contrastiva per italiani. Rapallo: Cideb, --. Cerca nel catalogo
Teaching methods: 1) PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY: ex-cathedra teaching with multimedia support. Progressive exercises on the topics will be carried out individually by means of specific websites. The learning and training progress will be tracked on the learning platform, in addition to the texts listed in the bibliography.

2) BASIC FRENCH METHODS: interactive lectures in the classroom and laboratory, with the support of dedicated multimedia programm(Dynamot (s)).
Assessment criteria: 1) BASIC FRENCH METHOD: a first partial test takes place at the end of the semester (late January). If passed, it gives access to a second partial test at the end of semester II. The sum of the two tests gives the grade of the practical part of the course. If the student fails the first partial test, he or she has to attend the full test (summer session in June).

2) PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY: On-line interactive exercises are traceable: they give responses and results that are stored for each student. Theoretical knowledge will be assessed through a written test, at the end of the module (late January) or at the end of the academic year (June session).

3) The final oral exam is NECESSARILY HELD LAST; it aims at measuring the quality of pronunciation and intonation. The final grade is the weighted average of the grades obtained in the different tests.
Further information: La frequenza delle lezioni è caldamente raccomandata, essendo la lezione di lingua una palestra difficilmente sostituibile. Gli studenti che, per gravi motivi documentati, prevedono di non poter frequentare le lezioni, sono invitati ad informarsi all'inizio dell'anno accademico sui contenuti e sulle modalità delle prove: verrà dato loro accesso alla piattaforma virtuale contenente materiali ed esercizi.

Per qualsiasi ulteriore chiarimento o complemento, pregasi rivolgersi alla responsabile del Corso: Prof. Geneviève Henrot (