Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
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Second semester
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Course description

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 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.

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.


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


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.

Teaching Methods

The course is divided in two sections, i.e., one linguistic and one more specific. The course also includes lectures via e-learning. This allows applying the systemic and interactional learning model in which students are central, and it helps develop their self-learning through mutual interaction. Teamwork, and the group itself, becomes a real experiential workshop.


F. Bidaud, Grammaire du français pour italophones, Torino, UTET, 2015

Further study material will be provided during the course.

Learning assessment

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

More information

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.