Didactics of French I - 1st semester


a) To acquire/consolidate concepts and terminology central to teaching-and-learning French FL.
b) To identify, characterize and assesse different methods and approaches in French FL.
c) To get familiar with national French syllabuses and with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
d) To have a critical understanding of the contemporary uses of digital technology with regard to the implications for teaching and learning.
e) To reflect on teaching-and-learning issues in pedagogical contexts, articulating declarative knowledge (savoir); skills and know-how (savoir-faire); existential competence (savoir-être) and ability to learn (savoir-apprendre).
f) To develop reflection on the foreign language learner, the different teacher roles, and classroom interaction patterns.
g) To build up proposals to develop receptive, productive, interactive and mediating skills.
h) To increase awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.
i) To reflect, analyse and discuss processes to be developed in the classroom using principles and knowledge from methodology classes.
j) To explain evaluation and assessment principles, types and objectives.
k) To describe processes to manage mistakes in a pedagogical positive way.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Christina Dechamps


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





BEACCO, J.C. (2007). L´approche par compétences dans l´enseignement des langues. Paris: Didier
BERTOCCHINI, P. (2008). Manuel de formation pratique pour le professeur de FLE. Paris: Clé International
Conseil de l´Europe (2001). Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les langues. Paris: Didier + volume complémetaire (2018)
CUQ, J.P. et alii (2003). Cours de didactique du français langue étrangère et seconde. Grenoble: PUG
CUQ, J.P. et alii (2003). Dictionnaire de didactique du français. Paris: Clé international
NARCY-COMBES, M.F. (2005). Précis de didactique: devenir professeur de langue. Paris: Ellipses
LIONS-OLIVIERI, M.L. (2011). L´approche actionnelle dans l´enseignement des langues. Paris: éd. Maison des Langues
PUREN, C. (1994-2008). La didactique des langues étrangères à la croisée des méthodes. Paris, Didier-Credif
Programas Francês, Ensino Básico 3º Ciclo/Secundário, Ministério da Educação
Le Français dans le Monde. Paris, Hachette + supplément Recherches et applications

Teaching method

The course will combine theoretical and practical classes, including presentation, demonstration, practical exercises, group discussion and reflection on the topics studied. Classes will favour the practical implementation of theory, interaction and students’ active participation both individually and in a group.
Whenever possible, the course illustrates the implementation of studied approaches, principles and concepts, through the teaching practice, thus contributing to learning through observation and reflection.

Evaluation method

Regular and pertinent contribution during classes will be subject to assessment, students will carry out theoretical and practice assignments throughout the semester (60%) and will pass a written test in class (40%).

Subject matter

a) Language and central concepts underlying teaching French FL
b) Theories, methodologies and approaches to teaching French FL.
c) Receptive, productive, interactive and mediating skills.
d) Learner motivation, differences between learners and different learning contexts
e) Planning and classroom management.
f) Theories and rationales guiding assessment and evaluation.
h) Testing instruments and techniques.
g) The role of error in a pedagogical perspective.