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School of Economics and Political Science
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
Course unit
ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE
SP02122590, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-EP2444-000ZZ-2019-SP02122590-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MICHELE DE GIOIA L-LIN/04

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SP02122590 ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE MICHELE DE GIOIA EP1980

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students must have B1 French language proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Target skills and knowledge: The main objective of the course is to master French language skills to the CEFR B2 level, by studying French grammar and developing various skills: writing CVs and covering letters where the students present themselves and the educational and professional paths followed, and for interacting in simulated job interviews in the classroom; listening, reading, translating, discussing French texts (written, oral, multimedia); examining various sections of French newspapers learning the relevant terminology; recognizing some cultural symbols of France; structuring academic speeches written and oral as preparation for the final assessment.
Examination methods: The final assessment consists of a propaedeutic written exam centered on grammar points and of an oral examination to be held in French based on the course unit described herein.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the student's progress will be based on the acquisition of B2 French language skills of the CEFR and French oral expression based on the course unit described herein.
Course unit contents: Acquisition of B2 French language skills of the CEFR. Advanced study of French grammar. Writing CVs and covering letters to present themselves and the educational and professional paths followed and to interact in simulated job interviews in the classroom. Listening, reading, translation and analysis (morphosyntactic, lexical, semantic, terminological, thematic), discussion in French (written and oral), for texts (written, oral, multimedia) in French. Analysis of various sections of French newspapers. Recognizing some cultural symbols of France. Structuring of written and oral academic speeches as a preparation for the final assessment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The formal lectures, given by the lecturer through face-to-face teaching (but also practice and other activities), is backed up by exercises involving speaking French, run by the lectors. The aim is to ensure a broad and structured preparation.
It is strongly recommended that students attend regularly both classroom lessons (lectures) and the lectors’ courses, but also to use the Language Lab, in self-learning, or under the guidance of the lectors.
Additional notes about suggested reading: On the claweb site (http://claweb.cla.unipd.it/francese/) you will find learning resources for the French language, including the online course "Dynamo{ t }s - français pour débutants" (from beginner to level B1 of the European reference framework).
Other materials to be studied or consulted will be recommended by the teacher (lecturer) on the Moodle platform SPGI (https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi/), in the section dedicated to the current "Advanced French Language" course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L. Parodi & M. Vallacco, Grammathèque, grammatica contrastiva per italiani, terza edizione. Genova: Cideb, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • L. Parodi & M. Vallacco, Grammathèque, exercices + CD audio/ROM, terza edizione. Genova: Cideb, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • L. Parodi & M. Vallacco, Grammathèque, corrigés, terza edizione. Genova: Cideb, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Concept maps
  • Peer feedback
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Continuous Assessment

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)