cod. 1002880

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
18 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

This course will focus on developing communicative and cultural competencies with your listening comprehension, written and oral skills in French for you to reach the European level B1 – CEFR

- 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) one of the topics you’ve talked and read about.



Course unit content

We will work only on live material (reportages, conferences, interviews. etc... as well as articles; essays etc.) in Political Sciences: Geopolitics, Human Rights, etc. for you to reach written and oral skills in French (B1 level CEFR)

Full programme

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There is no book required.

Recommended Resources - Sites and live material chosen especially for the course such as:;;;;

Suggested :

Un dictionnaire monolingue : Le Petit Robert or Le Petit Larousse
Une grammaire de support : Grammaire pour Italophones F. Bidaud or Grammaire progressive du Français CLE international
«Lexique de Science Politique» - vie et institutions politiques – Paris, 2011 II edizione casa ed. Dalloz.

Teaching methods

Accordingly to all the measures taken during the Covid19 emergency
The course will be on line and interactive. That is to say with group meetings on the official academic schedule and with weekly written assignments - travaux dirigés-
Inter-comprehension is the core of the method with a comparative study of the three languages Italian, French, English.
We will be working with current, live, audio-visual material (reportages, conferences, debates) in geopolitics, political sciences, sociology etc.. to develop your oral and written skills in French (grammar, vocabulary, syntax etc.).
Participation is mandatory.

Assessment methods and criteria

According to all the measures taken during the covid-19 emergency

Grading will be based on:
a) strong participation in class and weekly assignments / contrôle continu
b) written and oral presentation - “Essay” and “Exposé” will be on one of the topics studied in class

*Important: all the audio-visual live material will be posted on Elly - GSPI SPERI 2020-21 exclusively for the SPERI students who are actually taking the class.

Other information

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