French I

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/04
Language
French
Learning objectives
The course is divided into a main course and in language classes for pratical exercises and aims to introduce the main characteristics of the French language from a theoretical and applied perspective. The course will provide students (beginners, intermediate and advanced) with the basic phonetic and phonological, morphosyntactic and lexical skills for communication and writing short texts in French. In addition to grammar knowledge, the course also aims to develop critical listening, reading and comprehension skills.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will reach a level equal to the B1 of the CEFR in the French language, and will master all the fundamental language skills (in particular listening and reading). They will be able to discuss non-specialist topics in French.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Course syllabus
COURSE SYLLABUS

The course is composed by lectures (main coourse= corso principale/monografico) and a cycle of language classes in order to improve language skills (esercitazioni).
Lectures of the main course aim to provide students with the main concepts and tools of French language and linguistics. Special attention is devoted to phonetics and phonology, morphology and lexicon, as well as syntax.
The first module explores the main features of the phonetical and phonological French system. (voyelles et consonnes; modes phonétiques du français; syllabes; accent; liaison et enchaînement).
The second module presents the main morphosyntactic aspects of French language through the analysis of short newspaper articles on topics related to the main fields addressed by the degree program, as well as advertising messages.
The third module addresses the study of the principal morphosyntactic aspects of the French language via the analysis of comics strips and texts related to tourism.
The three modules are characterized by the use of audiovisual material in order to improve oral comprehension and production.

Language classes for pratical exercises (esercitazioni) aim to develop passive and active communication skills, in written and oral language. They also target the acquisition of fundamental knowledge from a phonetic, morphosyntactic and lexicological point of view. Activities are designed in order to meet the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B1:

- the development and/or the maintenance of the acquired skills in oral comprehension and production with reference to everyday life situations.
- the study of fundamental morphology and syntactic structures
-the study of fundamental vocabulary
Prerequisites for admission
No previous knowledge is required to enroll
Teaching methods
Lectures (corso monografico) are based on frontal teaching and aim to the consolidation of morphosyntactic strcutures, of vocabulary and of phonetics. In order to strengthen written and oral abilities, students will also be asked to actively take part to the lessons by working on specific exercises.
Language classes for practical exercises target the learning and maintenance of morphosyntactic structures; they are also conceived to initiate students to written production and to develop linguistic and communicative skills. Students are divided into three groups, over the whole academic year. Students who have attended up to 2/3 of the lessons are allowed to take two partial exams.
Teaching Resources
Textbooks for attending students
Main course
Module 1:

- B. TRANEL, « Les sons du français », in M. Yaguello (a cura di), Le Grand Livre de la Langue française, Paris, Seuil, 2003, p. 259-315
- L. CHARLIAC, A.-C. MOTRON, Phonétique progressive du français avec 600 exercices : intermédiaire (A2/B1), 2ème éd., Clé international, Paris, 2014 + CD Audio.

Module 2
M. Yaguello, "La grammaire"- "Qu'est-ce que la grammaire?, "Le composant pragmatique", "Le composant sémantique" in M. Yaguello (a cura di), Le Grand Livre de la Langue française, Paris, Seuil, 2003, p. 153-195.


Module 3
M. Yaguello, "La grammaire"- "Le composant syntaxique" in M. Yaguello (a cura di), Le Grand Livre de la Langue française, Paris, Seuil, 2003, p. 196-239.

Language classes for practical exercises
- C. Miquel A. Goliot-Lété, Vocabulaire progressif du français - Niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1), Clé International, Paris, 2017.
- C. Dollez, S. Pons, Alter ego + 3, B1, Livre de l'élève +CD Audio, Hachette, Paris, 2020.
- P. Trévisiol, E. Daill , Alter ego +, Cahier d'activités, 3, Hachette, Paris, 2007.
- Y. Delatour, D. Jennepin, Nouvelle grammaire du français, Hachette, Paris, 2005.
- L. Parodi, M. Vallacco, Grammathèque, CIDEB, 2010.
- Y. Delatour, M.-P. Caquineau-Gunduz, Les 500 exercices de grammaire, B1. Livre de l'élève avec corrigés intégrés, Hachette, Paris, Hachette, 2005 (da usare in autonomia).

Dictionaries:
The use of a bilingual and of a monolingual French dictionaries is mandatory, both in the paper format. The use of dictionaries in a reduced format is strongly discouraged:
- Le Nouveau Petit Robert de la langue française
- Dizionari bilingui consigliati (not in a reduced format):
- DIF Hachette Paravia, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese
- Il Boch, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese
- Garzanti, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese

Textbooks for not-attending students:
-Module 1:
Léon P., Léon M., Léon F., Thomas A., Phonétique du FLE. Prononciation: de la lettre au son, Colin, Paris, 2009
J.-L. Chiss, J. Fillolet, D. Maingueneau, « Phonétique et phonologie » in Introduction à la linguistique française, Hachette Supérieur, Paris, 2013.
-Module 2
J.-L. Chiss, J. Fillolet, D. Maingueneau, « Problèmes du lexique » in Introduction à la linguistique française, Hachette Supérieur, Paris, 2013.

-Module 3
J.-L. Chiss, J. Fillolet, D. Maingueneau, « Éléments de syntaxe » in Introduction à la linguistique française, Hachette Supérieur, Paris, 2013.

Language classes for practical exercises:
- C. Miquel A. Goliot-Lété, Vocabulaire progressif du français - Niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1), Clé International, Paris, 2017.
- C. Dollez, S. Pons, Alter ego + 3, B1, Livre de l'élève +CD Audio, Hachette, Paris, 2020.
- P. Trévisiol, E. Daill , Alter ego +, Cahier d'activités, 3, Hachette, Paris, 2007.
- Y. Delatour, D. Jennepin, Nouvelle grammaire du français, Hachette, Paris, 2005.
- L. Parodi, M. Vallacco, Grammathèque, CIDEB, 2010.
- Y. Delatour, M.-P. Caquineau-Gunduz, Les 500 exercices de grammaire, B1. Livre de l'élève avec corrigés intégrés, Hachette, Paris, Hachette, 2005 (da usare in autonomia).

Dictionaries:
The use of a bilingual and of a monolingual French dictionaries is mandatory, both in the paper format. The use of dictionaries in a reduced format is strongly discouraged:
- Le Nouveau Petit Robert de la langue française
- Dizionari bilingui consigliati (not in a reduced format):
- DIF Hachette Paravia, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese
- Il Boch, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese
- Garzanti, dizionario francese-italiano, italiano-francese
Assessment methods and Criteria
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA

Students' evaluation will take into account the development of judgment abilities in the analysis of the analyzed texts as well as the skills acquired in oral and written expression.
The final exam is composed by a written test (a) and an oral one (b). Both of them are mandatory:
a) the written test, aimed to assess the ability to apply language skills to written texts (level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), includes:
-an oral comprehension test
-a grammar test
-a vocabulary test (prepare the whole textbook Alter EGO B1 and Vocabulaire progressif du français)
-a dictation exercise

Students who succeeded in the two partial exams are exonerated from the final exam. Their final mark would result from the sum of the marks obtained in the two partial tests.
Please bear in mind that:
1) Students who don't take the two partial exams will be considered as not-attending students and will be required to pass the final test in one of the three dates scheduled for the written final exam within the academic year.
2) Students who decide not to accept the overall mark resulting from the partial exams are required to retake the test in one of the three dates scheduled for the written final exam within the academic year.

b) the oral exam aims to assess the linguistic and communicative skills as well as the ability to apply theoretical and methodological tools of the main course to selected texts. It consists of an interview conducted in French on the content of the lectures, in order to verify knowledge acquisition and the linguistic competence.

N.B. Students have to succeed in the written exam before taking the oral one. None of the exams of the Lingua Francese 2 course can be taken before having passed the Lingua Francese 1 exam.

Students with an ESABAC certificate are exonerated from the written test.

Further information is going to be provided during the year and published on the Ariel website.
L-LIN/04 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Molinari Chiara
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