Course: French Language III

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Course title French Language III
Course code URO/MFJ3
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
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
  • 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 and to develop their skills towards the level C2.
Students should be able to understand different discourses and lectures, different TV programs and films, longer and complicated factual texts and also classical and contemporary prosaic texts. They should be able to recognize stylistic nuances of French texts, they should be able to explain their opinions in form of perfectly structured exposé, including professional topics and they should also be able to participate in different types of discussions, to use fluently idiomatic and colloquial phrases. They should be also able to write a clear, faultless and consistent argumentative text, review, editorial etc. They should be able to choose an appropriate style of their writing and to master the techniques of commentaire composé and bases of the techniques of dissertation.
No special prerequisites.

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

Regular attendance, regular vocabulary tests, final written assignment.
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..
  • KOL. (1991). Le commentaire composé, Paris, Hachette..

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -