French B2.2 - 1st and 2nd semester
a) Broaden skills of the students listening comprehension ability to different expressions of the French language within and outside the borders of the hexagon (Francophonie) as well as the long and complex discourses of its expertise (conferences).
b) Provide with academic models of writing that will enable the student to develop his critical sense, to explain his reasoning in a clear and detailed and substantiate his interpretations
c) Acquire knowledge relating to the cultural and literary life in francophone countries and relevant events in the life of the twentieth century for a better understanding of French society today and its ties with the Francophone countries.
d) Expose the different representations regarding the same object from different cultural perspectives
e) Building work methodologies customized for each student.
Âzar Babasafari Renani
Weekly - 4
Total - Available soon
De Vigan, D., No et moi (2009), Livre de Poche, Paris.
Chovelon, B. & Barthe, M. (2009) : Expression et style, Grenoble, PUG.
Barthélémy, F., Version Originale 4, Livre de l´élève, Éditons Maison des Langues, Paris.
Communicative method that strives to stimulate interaction and promote a growingly autonomous learning process.
Intercultural approach that promotes the students awareness toward a better perception of cultural diversity
Doing chores that imply the use of linguistics as well as extralinguistic competences
Two written tests (60%), one paper that will be presented orally in class about contemporary french speaking cultures (15%). Pertinent participation in class will also be evaluated (25%).
1 - Study of the integral autobiographical narrative of Azouz Begag, Le Gone du Chaabi, Paris, Seuil, 1966, whose theme focuses on the lives of Algerian immigrants in France in the 60s, and a novel by François Begaudeau, Entre les murs, Paris, Gallimard, 2006 which is a reflection of the heterogeneity of public school and the role of public schooling today in France.
2) Written Task: construction of an autobiographical narrative focusing on the educational background of the student.
3) study of these narratives from the standpoint of character building, as well as of space and time.
4) Understanding and listening assignments from audio and video recordings - discussions on issues of colonization, emigration, the integration of minorities into French society and the role of the school - completed by producing a critical synthesis.
5) Introduction to the dissertation and awareness of historical and cultural aspects of this model of academic writing.
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