Course: French Language I

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Course title French Language I
Course code URO/MFJ1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction French
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Djiba Aly-Simeuh
  • Dendoncker Francois
Course content
The skills needed to achieve the level required in accordance with the specificity of philogiques studies are: 1. Lexical and civilizational content 2. Reading 3. Listening 4. Production / written interaction 5. Production / oral interaction

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to strengthen students´ communicative skills and competencies in the standard French language at the level of C1 according to the Common European Framework for Languages.
Students should be able to understand different discourses and lectures, different TV programs and films, longer and complicated factual texts and also contemporary prosaic texts. They should be able to explain their opinions in the form of perfectly structured exposé, they should be able to participate in different discussions and to vindicate their ideas, they should also master oral synthesis of information from different authentic audio documents. They should be also able to write an argumentative text and to choose an appropriate style of written texts including written synthesis of the information from different texts.
No special prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills

Regular attendance, regular vocabulary tests, final written and oral assignment. Possibility of exemption from the final test on presentation of a DALF diploma and under certain conditions.
Recommended literature
  • Le Monde, Le Journal du Dimanche, Libération, Courrier International..
  • Berthet A., Louvel C. Alter Ego 5 - Cahier de perfectionnement, Paris, Hachette FLE, 2010..
  • Courtillon J., Guyot-Clément Ch. Campus 4, CLE international, Février 2005..
  • D. Chevallier-Wixler, Ciep, D. Dupleix, I. Jouette, B. Megre. Réussir le DALF C1 - C2, Dider, 2007..
  • Dollez C., Guillou M., Herry C., Pons S., Chapiro L. Alter Ego 5, Paris, Hachette FLE, 2010..
  • Charnet C., Robin-Nipi, J. Rédiger un résumé, un compte rendu, une synthése, Paris, Hachette FLE, 1997..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): French Language (2013) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: -