French

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/04
Language
French
Learning objectives
The course aims to present, on the one hand, the morphosyntactic structures of the intermediate/advanced level of the French language and, on the other hand, through the study of texts dedicated to topics related to international relations, a correct methodology of analysis that takes into account not only the lexical-grammatical dimension but also the logical and argumentative one.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will have acquired grammatical knowledge at an intermediate/advanced level and will be able to correctly analyze texts related to international relations of medium complexity. The reading exercises in the classroom will also have improved their level of oral expression, both phonetically and argumentatively. In general, at the end of the course, students will reach a linguistic competence equal to level B2 of the Common European Framework (CEFR).
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
The GRAMMATICAL PROGRAMME covers the following topics:

A. LE GROUPE VERBAL
1. les pronoms personnels sujet et complément (clitiques et disjoints)
2. la conjugaison des verbes réguliers et des plus fréquents verbes irréguliers (see list on the course website on the ariel platform):
a) INDICATIF: présent, imparfait, passé composé, plus-que-parfait, futur simple et futur antérieur;
b) CONDITIONNEL: présent et passé;
c) SUBJONCTIF: présent et passé;
d) PARTICIPE PRÉSENT et gérondif
3. la phrase passive
4. la phrase négative
5. la phrase interrogative
6. les gallicismes

B. LES PROPOSITIONS SUBORDONNÉES
1. les propositions relatives
2. les propositions de temps
3. les propositions de cause
4. les propositions de conséquence
5. les propositions de but
6. les propositions conditionnelles (phrase hypothétique)
7. les propositions concessives

MONOGRAPHIC COURSE
«Les fondements de la théorie libérale de l'état et le débat politique actuel»: The course will consist of an analysis of the linguistic structures and logical arguments developed in the texts collected in the anthology by the teacher.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of French language: A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Teaching methods
The monographic course includes the analysis of the scheduled texts with the active participation of the students (reading aloud, linguistic analysis, discussions on the topics developed by the individual texts).

Grammar exercises include the presentation of grammar rules with exercises to verify and consolidate the notions learned.
Teaching Resources
GRAMMATICAL TEST
Texts recommended to all students for the preparation of the grammar test:
- Lidia Parodi, Marina Vallacco, Grammathèque, Cideb, Genova, 2010
- Lidia Parodi, Marina Vallacco, Grammathèque exercices, Cideb, Genova, 2010

ORAL EXAMINATION
Texts for students attending the course
1. «Les fondements de la théorie libérale de l'état et le débat politique actuel», dispensa a cura del docente (LUMI, Libreria di Mediazione, Sesto S. Giovanni, 2019, disponibile a partire dal 23 settembre 2019);
2. Joël Pommerat, La grande et fabuleuse histoire du commerce. Nouvelle édition, Actes Sud, Arles, 2017.

Texts for students not attending the course
- Badiou Alain, Notre mal vient de plus loin. Penser les tueries du 13 novembre, Fayard, Paris 2016.
In addition, a volume to choose from:
- Barnavi Elie, Les religions meurtrières, Flammarion, Paris, 2006.
- Sansal Boualem, Gouverner au nom d'Allah, Gallimard Folio, Paris, 2013.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination consists of two tests:
- written test: grammar test aimed at verifying the knowledge of morphosyntactic structures at intermediate and advanced level of the French language.
- oral test aimed at verifying the use of a correct methodology of text analysis that takes into account not only the grammatical and lexical dimension but also the logical and argumentative one.
Further information on the ariel platform course webpage
Unità didattica 1
L-LIN/04 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
L-LIN/04 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 3
L-LIN/04 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours