A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Il corso si propone di presentare, da un lato, le strutture morfosintattiche di livello intermedio e avanzato della lingua francese e, dall'altro, attraverso lo studio di testi dedicati a un tema specifico attinente alle relazioni internazionali, una corretta metodologia di analisi che tenga conto non solo della dimensione grammaticale e lessicale ma anche di quella logica e argomentativa.
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
The French Language Course for International Relations a.a. 2020-21 will be held online on the Teams platform.
The first lesson is scheduled for Tuesday 22 September at 2.30 pm. All practical information will be made available on the course website on the ARIEL platform.

In order to actively follow the lessons, interested students will have to retrieve the scheduled texts within the first week from the beginning of the course. For the purchase, please contact the Libreria LUMI in Sesto San Giovanni: e-mail:; tel. or 338.9955081.

The modalities of the examinations of December 2020 and January 2021 will be announced on the ARIEL platform at the end of the course, according to the pandemic evolution.
Course syllabus
The GRAMMATICAL PROGRAMME covers the following topics:

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

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

«"Le monde comme il va": le débat politique à l'époque du covid-19». The course will consist of the analysis of lexical-grammatical structures and logical arguments developed in texts by classical and contemporary authors
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
Texts recommended for the preparation of the grammar test:
- Lidia Parodi, Marina Vallacco, Grammathèque, Cideb, Genova, 2010
- Lidia Parodi, Marina Vallacco, Grammathèque exercices, Cideb, Genova, 2010

Bramati A. (edited by), "Le monde comme il va": le débat politique à l'époque du covid-19, LUMI, Milan 2020 (available from 15 September 2020).

To actively follow the lessons, interested students must retrieve the text within the first week of the course. For the purchase, please contact the Libreria LUMI in Sesto San Giovanni: e-mail:; tel. or 338.9955081.

Students who do not have access to the lessons on Teams will be able to replace the anthology "Le monde comme il va" with the study of two volumes:

- 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.
- Eribon Didier, Retour à Reims, Flammarion, Paris, 2010.
- Van Reybrouck David, Contre les élections, Actes Sud, Arles, 2014.

au nom d'Allah, Gallimard Folio,
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
L-LIN/04 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours