Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT005L (AF:280342 AR:163740)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 1
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The teaching comprises a theoretical module during the second semester as well as yearly linguistic practice courses strictly linked to it and coordinated by the professor. The main class objective is to build a basic metalinguistic knowledge of the french language and achieve a linguistic competency equivalent to the B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The achievement of the learning objectives will be tested through a structured exam session.

Class 1 for students that have chosen leterature and culture or linguistic options

Practice classes:
LF1 group A ----> students of English, American English o Swedish
LF1 group B ----> students of Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese or LIS
Detailed learning objectives:
1. Knowledge and comprehension. Knowledge of the French phonetic system, lexical formation and the fundamental sentence structures of the French language. Basic knowledge of french culture and history.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension. The metalinguistic competency developed during the module enables the students to improve the conscious learning of the language and its use, particularly in relation to the prononciation and formalities of the language.
3. Autonomy of judgement. Ability to compare the functioning of one's own language with the french language and compare the two countries' cultural elements.
4. Communication competencies. Development of the 4 abilities required to achieve a B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
5. Learning competencies. Students learn to build a portfolio they will carry throughout the years of study, which will testify their work and their abilities to learn autonomously.
None. Students can attend the course as beginners.
Module with the professor : the fundamental structures of the French language.
Chapter 1: the language phonetic system
Chapter 2: the French lexicon: where it comes from, how it is formed.
Chapter 3: morphology and syntax of the sentence. The syntagma. The verb. The sentence structure.

Workshops with the linguistic assistants.
For beginners: intensive course A1'A2 for the first two months (with beginners of classe 1 and 2) dott.ssa Florence Durello
For non-beginners: they will start in November

For all (dott.ssa Lydia Sattler and Véronique Mounition)
- Basic grammar exercises (morphology, conjugation, syntax)
- Written comprehension/production exercises B1
- Oral comprehension/production exercises B1
- Elements of culture and history: history and geography notions, administrative system (regions and departments, DROM COM), political institutions, educational system, time organisation, national and traditional holidays, culinary traditions, francophonie + content of the book Clés pour la France.
The required readings of the theoretical module (chapters with exercises) can be found online on the Centro Multimediale: Lingua francese 1 website ( )

Additional readings:
Léon Monique et Léon Pierre, La prononciation du français, Armand Colin 2009
Bescherelle Louis Michel, La grammaire pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 2006
Bescherelle Louis Michel, L'orthographe pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 2006
Bescherelle Louis Michel, La conjugaison pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 20061)

Practice classes:
1) Côté grammaire, côté lexique , nuova edizione 2017- Jamet, Sattler, Fourment - Minerva Scuola
2) Clés pour la France en 80 icones culturelles - Denis C. Meyer - Hachette FLE
3) a novel (to chose)
- Philippe Claudel, La petite fille de M. Linh
- Dai Sie Dje, La Petite tailleuse Chinoise
- Michel Bussi Nymphéas noirs
- Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange.
- David Foenkinos Charlotte

For beginners:
Berger-Spicacci, Savoir-dire, Savoir-faire I, livello A2-B1, Zanichelli

For consultation:
Bescherelle Louis Michel, La grammaire pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 2006
Bescherelle Louis Michel, L'orthographe pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 2006
Bescherelle Louis Michel, La conjugaison pour tous, Paris, Hatier, 2006
The final exam in French language 1 is divided into:
Written tests
1. a linguistic test, duration 1.30 hour (module verification: competence 1)
2. a grammar test, duration 45 minutes (for the verification of skills 1 and 2)
3. a comprehension test of written documents with a questionnaire (similar test DELF B1), duration 45 minutes (for the verification of competence 4);
4. a written production of 180 words on a theme of everyday life (similar proof DELF B1), duration 45 minutes (for the verification of competence 4).

Oral exam
- oral presentation of one's own "portfolio" of learning
- reading and translation of a randomly chosen passage in the prepared novel and conversation on the book
- grammar question suggested by the read step.
- answers to questions on French civilization (comparison with the equivalent in Italy)

The portfolio shows the work done during the year, in the classroom and independently. In particular, the portfolio will include:
- a CV (European format) with a short summary of their language training,
- any certifications,
- the written productions carried out during the year (3 corrected by the CEL and at least 5 personal),
- a short summary (about ten lines for each) for 10 B1 level audio documents (among those on the CMM website in the virtual classroom or any other source of your choice),
- a written summary (1 page) of a book to choose from the mandatory readings
and anything that can testify to your additional personal work (for bonuses).

The DELF B1 certificate or ESABAC may substitute part of the university exam. Please contact the professor.

The entire exam must all be completed by the 4th call of this academic year. If this does not occur, the entire exam must be repeated in the following academic year.
Module (30 hours)
Frontal teaching. The activities done in class for the module are available online on the CMM (multimedia center) : French triennial

Practical classes
E0. A special course is provided for beginners for the first two months (September-October) 4 times a week.

E1. Practical classes : grammar (all year), comprehension / oral production (first semester), written comprehension (first semester) and written production and civilization (second semester)
The activities done in class during the exercises are available online on the CMM. (access key: 2017LF1)

E2. Tutoring activity for small groups :grammatical reinforcement

Complementary activities are available on the CMM platform, on the tutorials page and in the virtual classroom. (access key: jamcoll)
Non-attending students are asked to contact the professor. The study program remains unchanged. The portfolio must be presented with the work done during the year to prove the achievement of the 250 hours of study corresponding to the 12 credits.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 28/06/2018