cod. 1009671

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Annual
- Chiara DENTI
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua francese (L-LIN/04)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide the student with:

the ability to recognize morphological, lexical and syntactic properties of any type of text;
the knowledge of the principles and the concepts of Easy-to-Read Language;
the ability to apply the Easy-to-Read Language to different types of texts;
the competence in text simplification, intralinguistic translation and rewording.


Required French language skill: B2

Course unit content

This course intends to explore Easy-to-Read Language through the topics of accessibility and text simplification. First, the course will provide an introduction to textual analysis by means of the study of some (proto)textual types. The history and development of Easy-to-Read Language will then be discussed with the aim of providing an introduction to its main features and goals. Students will employ this competence to work on a sample of different types of texts. They will rewrite and simplify the texts, by means of an intralinguistic translation, according to the principles and standards of Easy-to-Read Language.

Full programme

- - -


Jean-Michel Adam, Les textes: types et prototypes, Armand Colin, Malakoff 2017.

Teaching methods

The course will alternate frontal lessons with cooperative learning activities, small group exercises to promote students’ active participation.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of two tests.
The written exam is preparatory to the oral one.
The written exam includes a commentary of a text written in Easy-to-Read Language and a text to be simplified according to the principles of Easy-to-Read Language.
The oral test aims to test the knowledge on the course program and on the material shared by the teacher (see the dedicated page of the ELLY university platform). In addition to these tests, there are two examinations (written and oral) relating to language lessons held by the French language assistant (Mme Emeline Gabard).
Concerning the oral exam, the assessment of insufficiency is determined by the lack of knowledge of the contents, by an inadequate use of the specific language and by the inability to express topics in a French corresponding to level C1. A sufficient evaluation (18-23 30) is determined by a partial knowledge of the contents and by the ability to express the topics with a French C1 level. An evaluation between 24-27/30 is obtained thanks to a fair knowledge of the contents and an adequate use of the specific language. The highest evaluation (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) corresponds to an outstanding knowledge of the contents as well as excellent command of French.

Other information

- - -