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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
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SUP8084400, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2451, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 5.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FRENCH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
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 First semester
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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 SOLIMAN LUCIANA TIZIANA (Presidente)
2 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SOLIMAN LUCIANA TIZIANA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Duration: from October to mid June (ASSISTED LANGUAGE TEACHING + MODULE ON THEORY).
The course French Language 2 can only be taken after passing the exam for French Language 1. The required level is A2 in all four basic skills of written and oral comprehension and production. The module also requires good competence in phonetic and phonological aspects of French.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to take students to level B1, giving them sound knowledge of modern French from a theoretical and practical point of view. Topics covered include: a grammatical analysis of the sentence; written and oral language skills; an analysis of linguistic and cultural aspects of French for special purposes.
Examination methods: Examination
1) Assisted language teaching: for the written test, students will be required to pass a commercial skills quiz.
2) Written test for the traditional teacher-led module: sentence analysis aimed at constituents, syntactic relations, semantic roles of syntactic units, structure of phrases, values of morphemes.
3) Assisted language teaching: for the oral test, students will be required to take part in a dialogue simulating a business negotiation.
4) Final oral test: i) discussion of a topic of the course (with discussion of errors in the written test); ii) analysis of an excerpt; iii) oral testing of lexicon.
Assessment criteria: Final oral test: priority will be given to the accuracy of linguistic analysis and of the metalanguage used.
Course unit contents: "Microsyntaxe: observer et réfléchir": the module will describe simple and complex units of the sentence, alternating traditional analysis (Riegel-Pellat-Rioul) and critical observation about grammar (Charaudeau). Topics covered include: noun phrases and verb phrases.
In detail (in French):
1. Le mot et ses classes
2. Le syntagme nominal
2.1 Le nom: l’analyse sémique
2.1.1 Du nom propre au nom commun
2.1.2 La féminisation des noms de métiers et des titres France Belgique Suisse Québec
2.1.3 La rédaction épicène
2.2 L'adjectif
2.2.1 La place de l’épithète
2.3 La détermination nominale
2.3.1 Les déterminants définis
2.3.2 Les déterminants indéfinis
2.3.3 Les déterminants partitifs
2.3.4 Les déterminants démonstratifs
2.3.5 Les déterminants possessifs
2.3.6 Les déterminants quantificateurs
2.3.7 Les déterminants de la déterminabilité
2.3.8 Les déterminants interrogatifs
2.3.9 Les déterminants exclamatifs
2.3.10 Les déterminants de l’identité et de la non-identité
3. La pronominalisation
3.1 Les pronoms personnels
3.2 Les pronoms démonstratifs
3.3 Les pronoms possessifs
3.4 Les pronoms indéfinis
3.5 Les pronoms interrogatifs
3.6 Les pronoms exclamatifs
3.7 Les pronoms relatifs
4. Le syntagme verbal
4.1 L’aspect verbal
4.1.1 L'aspect lexical Le lexème Les périphrases La complémentation
4.1.2 L'aspect grammatical L'aspect sécant et global Les formes simples, composées et surcomposées
4.2 Le mode
4.2.1 Le mode in esse
4.3 Le temps
4.3.1 La différenciation des époques
4.3.2 Les valeurs sémantiques Le présent L'imparfait Le passé simple Le futur catégorique Le futur hypothétique.
In particular, students will be required to practice on linguistic analysis.
According to CEFR (B1+), the lexicon of the existential domain (perceptions, emotions, and thoughts) will be constructed according to self-paced e-learning methodology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Exercises of linguistic analysis.
Working in pair.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecturing will be uploaded in digital format on the online learning platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Riegel, M. - Pellat, J.-C. - Rioul, R., Grammaire méthodique du français. Paris: PUF, 1994. 2004, 3ème édition (Modulo frontale) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Charaudeau, P., Grammaire du sens et de l'expression. Paris: Hachette, 1992. (Modulo frontale) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Delcos, J. - Leclercq, B. - Suvanto, M., Français des relations professionnelles. Paris: Didier, 2000. (Didattica assistita) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Desoutter, C. - Zoratti, C., Vers les écrits professionnels. Milano: LED, 2011. (Didattica assistita) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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