Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - FRENCH (L-LIN/04)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Course description

Learning Objectives:

The course aims to provide students with a solid basic language preparation which is particularly intended for the development and acquisition of the skills required to approach a (non-)specialized text in French. Lectures are carried out in French with a communicative approach, and aim to foster understanding, reading skills, written and oral expression, up to a B1/B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). At the same time, the course provides, in an intercultural perspective, specific knowledge related to French history and culture, and to the country’s Government. The course is also designed to introduce students to the study of economic terminology.

Knowledge and understanding:
Students will demonstrate to know the main morphosyntactic structures of French language and understand a text of tourism.

Applying Knowledge and understanding:
Students will demonstrate to know how to apply the main French language morphosyntactic structures and to analyze a text of tourism.

Making judgments:
Students will demonstrate the ability to choose between different linguistic registers the ones most appropriate situational context proposed by the teacher.

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

Prerequisites:
Parthenope University of Naples provides beginners with pre-courses of French (in September) whose attendance is required for the enrolment. Attending the courses and passing the relevant final test means attendees have achieved an acceptable level of knowledge (A1/A2) and can therefore join the in French course.
At the beginning of the curricular Course in French Language Linguistic Skills, students who have not passed the assessment tests and students who enrolled after the development of the Course, are invited to take a test to determine their language level. Those who do not present an overall preparation corresponding to A1 - A2 level. are invited to follow the French language workshops (organized in groups). The attendance to the language labs is also adviced to students having a higher level than requested. At the end of the language lab there is a final examination which, if passed, replaces the written examination. The attendance to the language laboratories does not replace the curricular Course

Syllabus

Study Program/Contents

The course is divided into two sections, i.e., one linguistic and one more specific. The linguistic section involves written and oral exercises related to the structures and essential elements of morphology, syntax and lexis of French, with a view to helping students understand and discuss both orally and in writing some key issues of daily life as well as the current issues in France to take on a possible period of mobility to study in a French-speaking country.
I module (24h):

Particular attention will be paid to the following subjects:
- Phonetics and phonology, nouns, adjectives, articles, demonstrative modifiers, possessive and indefinite modifiers, numerals, personal pronouns, main prepositions, indicative with all tenses, imperative, declarative, interrogative and negative sentences;
- The perfect tenses in the indicative mood, the conditionals, the infinite, the agreement of past participle, Gallicisms, how to express the ideas of quantity, quality, temporality and spatiality;

II Module (24h):

- The subjunctive mood in the present tense, how to express the idea of purpose, cause, consequence and concession, the passive voice;
- Conditional clause, direct and indirect speech, concordances, how to use tenses, connecting devices.

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.
Particular attention will be paid to the following subjects:

The history of the French language and culture
The geographical and political France
The Francophone World
The European Union
Paris economic capital
Art in France
Fashion in France
Communication in business
Economics and labor market
Writing a CV – Europass
Travelling to/across France;
Taking the Erasmus program in France.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

SUGGESTED READINGS
F. Bidaud, Grammaire du français pour italophones, Torino, UTET, 2015
C. Peyroutet, I. Juguet, Le Tourisme en France, Paris, Nathan, coll. Repères Pratiques, 2015

Further study material will be provided during the course.

Learning assessment

Learning Assessment

Written examination (with a multiple and single choice test) and oral examination for the assessment of the four skills.

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