Teaching French as a Foreign Language

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course offers, firstly, a disciplinary framework for the teaching of foreign languages with particular reference to the teaching of French as a foreign language and, secondly, a framework for the teaching methods that have followed one another since the middle of the last century until today. The study will focus on the theoretical characteristics that a teacher must take into account in his choices and on the didactic applications according to some guidelines: what is the 'language', how to learn it, how to teach it and with which materials. Teaching is in fact a constant decision-making process: the teacher chooses continuously at the level of method, objectives, activities and procedures according to his beliefs, the indications of the programs and practical considerations.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: the student becomes aware of the European reference documents and the succession of methods and materials for teaching the français langue étrangère over time. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student learns in this first approach to teaching French to make informed choices in planning, teaching and assessing a foreign language through the example of French as a foreign language.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The course is held entirely online on Teams; see the code in https://mbarsidlf.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx (write to the teacher - [email protected] to get the team code in case you do not access Ariel). The online lessons will be held in synchronous mode, according to the official teaching schedule. The additional part of 3 CFU is being set up on Moodle. The bibliography is entirely available online. The programme and reference material will remain unchanged.
The examination will take place in oral form using the Microsoft Teams platform or, where regulations permit, always in oral form.
Course syllabus
The course is titled Foreign languages learning, teaching, assessment in 2020: from the Treshold level to the CEFR-Companion Volume of 2020 and consists of the following two parts and a practical part, which will be dealt with in sequence:
A: (20 hours, 3 cfu): Français Langue Etrangère as discipline
B: (20 hours, 3 cfu): The Common European Framework of Regerence from 2001 to 2020
C: Practical part (3 cfu): Updating online course on CEFR-CV (under preparation).

Students who intend to accrue 6 ECTS will follow the programme of parts A and B; all students who intend to accrue 9 ECTS will follow the complete programme (parts A, B and C).

Part A covers the main periods of the history of French teaching; Unit B covers the history and structure of the CEFR and subsequent revisions. The practical part C involves the construction of a teaching unit.

The course programme is valid until February 2022. From the summer session 2022, the programme of the A.A. 2021-22 is only valid.
Prerequisites for admission
The course, which is held in Italian and French, the materials and the bibliography of the exam presuppose solid language skills in French. Students of Degree Courses other than Languages who do not know French cannot take the exam. Erasmus or other forms of mobility students are admitted, as long as they have solid skills in French and in Italian.
Teaching methods
The course adopts the following teaching methods: face-to-face lessons, face-to-face and online activities. For this academic year, please refer to the emergency didactics illustrated above.
Teaching Resources
The course has a website on the online platform for teaching Ariel (https://mbarsidlf.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx), which can be consulted for various information. The following is the bibliography.

Part A:
- Philippe Rezeau, Cap. 2. 2 | Évolution des approches et méthodologies en DLE depuis un demi-siècle, file su Ariel oppure https://www.yumpu.com/fr/document/view/16709900/chapitre-2-joseph-rezeau

- M. Barsi - M.C. Rizzardi, Dalla linguistica degli anni Settanta alla glottodidattica (XX sec.), dispensa estratta da Metodi e Materiali per la didattica del francese e dell'inglese nel tempo, (Milano, Led, 2019, cap. 10, 11, 13), disponibile in epub presso LED isbn 978-88-5513-016-5

Part B
- Cadre Européen Commun de Réference - Volume complémentaire (2018)

- E. Piccardo, Du communicatif à l'actionnel: un cheminement de recherche, 2014 http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesFSL/PDF/CommunicativeToActionApproach/C…

- Claire Bourguignon, Le scénario apprentissage-action https://www.canal-u.tv/video/universite_toulouse_ii_le_mirail/le_scenar…

- B. North, The CEFR renewed: Inspiring the future of Language education, "Italiano Lingua Due", 1, 2020

- E. Piccardo, La mediazione al cuore dell'apprendimento linguistico per una didattica 3.0, "Italiano Lingua Due", 1, 2020

Practical part: Updating online course on CEFR-CV (under preparation).

Note to students not attending
The program for non-attending students includes additional parts that must be agreed with the teachers.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an individual interview, which includes questions asked by the teacher, interactions between teacher and student and the analysis and commentary of the CEFR 2001 and CEFR-CV 2020, lessons and materials observed. The duration of the interview varies according to the parts on which the student is presented, and it takes place in Italian and French.

International students or incoming Erasmus students are invited to contact the teacher as soon as possible. The examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/02 - EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Field activity: 0 hours