French

A.Y. 2021/2022
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 intermediate and advanced level of the French language and, on the other, through the study of texts dedicated to a specific theme related to international relations, a correct methodology of analysis that takes into account not only the grammatical and lexical dimension but also that logical and argumentative.
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
The programme of the French Language for International Relations course for the academic year 2021-22 is provisional. 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: lumi.sesto@librerielumi.it; tel. 02.83.41.38.30 or 338.9955081.

The modalities of the examinations 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:

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
«"Le monde comme il va": le débat politique après deux ans de pandémie». 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).
As the course is based on a comparative lexical-grammatical analysis between French and Italian, a good knowledge of Italian is also required.
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 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

1) PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE COURSE
Bramati A. (edited by), "Le monde comme il va": après deux ans de pandémie, LUMI, Milan 2021 (available from 13 September 2021).

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: lumi.sesto@librerielumi.it; tel. 02.83.41.38.30 or 338.9955081.

2) PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS NON ATTENDING THE COURSE
Students who are unable to attend the lectures will replace the anthology "Le monde comme il va" with the study of two volumes:

1. 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.
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