FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
cod. 1009706

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Annual
Professor
- Simonetta Anna VALENTI
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua francese (L-LIN/04)
Field
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
Related/supplementary
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in - - -

Integrated course unit module: FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Learning objectives

The Course aims at illustrating textual typologies, through the exercice of the "Commentaire littéraire composé".

The pedagogical objectives are the following ones:
- teaching to students to recognize texts of different types;
- teaching to students to produce texts of differents types;
- teaching to students to learn the main techniques of the "Commentaire littéraire composé".

Students will also be required to attend practical language lessons held by French language assistants throughout the whole academic year aimed at consolidating students’ language skills to a C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Prerequisites

The pre-requirement concerns the C1 Level of French.

Course unit content

Illustration of the main textual typologies, even through the exercice of the "Commentaire littéraire composé", thanks to the collaboration with a CEL of French Language.
This kind of exercice is particularly important from a pedagogical point of view, because it allows students to work on the different levels studied from a theorical perspective: thematic, linguistic, rethorical, etc., preparing them to essay writing.
The Course will be accompanied by a series of activities focused on the writing of a "Commentaire littéraire composé".

Other bibllographical information will be given during the Course.

Full programme

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Bibliography

To learn the different textual typologies, it is useful to refer to the following text:
JEAN-MICHEL ADAM, "Les textes, types et prototypes", Paris, Nathan Université, 2001.

To exercice the theory and application of the Commentaire littéraire composé, it is useful to adopt the following text:
DOMINIQUE CHAIGNE, "La méthodologie du Commentaire de texte et de la Dissertation", Paris, Ellypses, 2021.

Other bibliographical suggestions will be given during the Course.

Teaching methods

The didactical methods will be various: traditional lesson, authentic documents, lessons prepared by students, assigned exercises, etc.

Assessment methods and criteria

The methods to verify the competence of students will be the following ones:

1) a written text (Commentaire littéraire composé), propedeutical to the Oral Examination;
2) an Oral Examination, focusing the different textual typologies analysed during the Course.
The final score will consist in the average score of the two tests.

A non sufficient score (less than 18/30) will be attributed to students that - at the Oral Examination - will not show an adequate competence in illustrating in a correct French the textual typologies examined.
A sufficient score (between 18/30 and 23/30) will be attributed to students that - at the Oral Examination - will show an adequate competence to illustrate in a correct and fluent French the textual typologies examined.
A positive score (between 24/30 and 26/30) will be attributed to students that - at the Oral Examination - will demonstrate to know the main contents of the Course and to be able to illustrate them with a certain ability in a correct and fluid French.
A very good score (between 27/30 and 30/30) will be attributed to students that - at the Oral Examination - will show to know all the contents of the Course, being able to establish connexions and to illustrate them in a very appropriate and fluid French.

Other information

Further information will be given during the Course.