Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on TOURISM FIRMS MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH (L-LIN/04)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
DIGLIO CAROLINA
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

FRENCH/ITALIAN

Course description

Teaching Language
French for lectures.
French will be used for further study in blended classes and for the submission of reports by students.

The course aims such as general objectives the acquisition of the basic structures of the French language system and the development of communication skills, both written and oral. The specific objectives of the course are established on the basis of the indications of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). More specifically, the training will be divided into four phases, each of which will be given the appropriate tools to the acquisition of skills required for the first four levels of the CEFR.

Knowledge and understanding
Students will demonstrate to know the main morphosyntactic, lexical and terminological structures of the French language, as well as to understand a French-language specialized text.

Applying Knowledge and understanding
Students will demonstrate to know how to apply the main French language morphosyntactic and lexical structures of the French language, and to understand a specialized economic text.

Making judgments
Students will demonstrate the ability to choose between different linguistic registers the ones most appropriate situational context proposed by the teacher and independently evaluate the information available in a foreign language.

Communication
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate in French in a clear and appropriate in specific professional contexts.

Lifelong learning skills
Students must demonstrate a good capacity of learning and application of communicative functions; students will also demonstrate understanding of a specialized French text.

Prerequisites

They are not necessary prerequisites. Those who do not present an overall preparation corresponding to A1 - A2 level are invited to follow the French language workshops (organized in groups).

Syllabus

The course aims to develop the following skills and linguistic communication: comprehension of written texts involving both concrete and abstract topics as well as topical issues (companies, current events, world of work, environment, science and medicine, etc.); comprehension of difficult speeches related to the specialized training of the learner; ability to communicate in a foreign language without any particular avoidance strategies with native speakers; development of clear, detailed text on a wide range of topics of interest.

I module (24h):
Particular attention will be paid to the following grammar aspects (48h during the first and the second modules):
- phonetics and phonology, the name, adjective, articles, adjectives and demonstrative pronouns, possessive and indefinite numerals, personal pronouns subject and complement, the main prepositions, indicatif présent, imparfait, passé composé, Futur Simple, the Impératif, in its affirmative, interrogative and negative form.

II module (24h):
Particular attention will be paid to the following grammar aspects (48h during the first and the second modules):
- les temps composés, le Conditionnel, le participe passé, les gallicismes (futur proche, passé récent, être en train de), the expression of quantité, the comparative, the superlative, the expression of time;
- the Subjonctif Présent, the expression of the purpose, the expression of the cause, the result of an expression, the expression of the concession, the passive form;
- condition and hypotheses, the indirect speech, the use of tenses, the correlation of the times, the use of connectors.

III module (24h):
The more specific section is devoted to a reflection on some fundamental aspects of the history of the French language, the French economy and the politics, as well as a short introduction to the institutional system and constitutional law of the French Republic in its current configuration. Through the reading, the comprehension and the analysis of economic articles from selected newspapers and authentic documents, students will gradually familiarize with the financial terminology of French using a comparative and intercultural perspective.

Course structure
The course will take place through lectures and use of material available on the Moodle platform of the University and in the teacher's personal page. There will also be workshops on linguistic preparation to stimulate students towards discipline by studying and analyzing authentic texts in a foreign language. Students are also offered the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars of well-known French-speaking scholars hosted at the University.

Teaching Methods

The course will take place through lectures and use of material available on the Moodle platform of the University and in the teacher's personal page. There will also be workshops on linguistic preparation to stimulate students towards discipline by studying and analyzing authentic texts in a foreign language. Students are also offered the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars of well-known French-speaking scholars hosted at the University.

Textbooks

M. Vallacco, L. Parodi, Grammathèque, Cideb, 2010.
C. Grimaldi, Parcours de langue et culture française au XXIe siècle, Napoli, ESI, 2015.
D. Hatuel, Tourisme en action, ELI, Recanati, 2015.

Further study material will be provided during the course.

Learning assessment

The final exam includes a written French test of grammar and a conversation in French on the themes of the course. Multiple-choice tests are planned during the course to verify the acquisition of the student's knowledge and skills.

More information

Language Certification
Students who are already in possession of a proficiency language certificate in French language equal to a B1 level issued by an Official certification institution in the last two years, are exempted from the written test, previous written communication to the Teacher and upon presentation of the certificate. For the oral exam, students are encouraged to contact their Teacher to agree, during office hours, the material course object of the examination.