cod. 01631

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua francese (L-LIN/04)
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

The goal of this class is to give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the French language and the cultures for which it is a vehicle, helping you to improve your ability to understand what you hear, to communicate orally, to read any written support – articles, essays, papers etc. ., and to express yourself in writing on many different social and geopolitical topics.


B1 Level CEFR ( Common European Framework Reference)

Course unit content

We will work on material (reportages; articles; essais) within Political Sciences thematic contexts such as:

Les Institutions de la France
Voir : G. Bernard, B. De Gunten, A. Martin, M. Niogret, Paris 2009, ed. Nathan.
Ou : sites web officiels –

La Francophonie

La Géopolitique:

l’actualité géopolitique

La migration humaine

Les droits de l’Homme


La laicité

Le cinéma et les droits de l’homme; l’immigration, etc.

Full programme



There is no book required.
Material will be specifically chosen for this course and provided in class

Recommended Resources

Materiale audio-visivo scelto appositamente per il corso da fonti vari come:;;;;
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Dictionnaire monolingue

Grammaire du support

« Les Institutions de la France » - G. Bernard, B. De Gunten, A.Martin, M.Niogret, Paris 2009, casa ed. Nathan

«Lexique de Science Politique» - vie et institutions politiques – Paris, 2011 II edizione casa ed. Dalloz.

and recommended reading:

“Refaire Société” – La République des Idées – Pierre Rosanvallon, Paris, 2011, casa ed. Seuil.

Teaching methods

This course focuses on developing communicative and cultural competencies that is on developing your listening comprehension, written and oral skills in French:
- talking about general and specific social, cultural and geopolitical topics;
- reading articles and essays on specific social, cultural and geopolitical topics
- listening to reportages on specific social, cultural and geopolitical topics
- presenting (written and oral) on one of the arguments you’ve talked and read about.

We will be working with only current, live, audio-visual material (reportages, conférences, débats).

Assessment methods and criteria


For the students who will take the class, grading will be based on:
a)strong participation in class
b)written and oral presentation - “Essay” and “Exposé” will be on one of the topics studied in class
- the "exposé" will have to be presented to the class in a debate format

For the students who don’t take the class grading will be based on:

a) A written comprehension with both multiple choice and open questions
b) An oral presentation

Note: a) and b) will have to be on one of the many social, cultural and geopolitical topics mentioned above.

Other information