22910160 - French language

Acquire/improve the ability to understand written and oral French texts related to Education issues. Acquire/improve the ability to read aloud such texts and the linguistic tools allowing to re-elaborate them, thus producing autonomously simple and correct texts in French, written or oral. Reinforce the interest in cooperation and debate within a French language context, and increase the level of motivation, skills and autonomy in activities carried out through this language.
Knowledge and understanding:
Knowledge of grammar, phonetics and syntax of the French language
Knowledge of the main educational contexts of the French linguistic area;
Applying knowledge and understanding
- Use the French language for understanding and producing texts
- Use the French language for the main communication exchanges
Making judgements
- To be able to evaluate and use independently textual materials in French;
- To be able to select and manage interpersonal relationships in the educational field
Communication skills
- Understanding and production of written and oral texts in French
- Manage group activities and collaboration in French.
Learning skills
- Acquire autonomy in self-learning vocabulary and content in French on educational issues
- improve the ability to select content in French on the basis of specific educational goals.-
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The 54 hour/9 Cfu (36 hours for 6 cfu) course will take place in the second semester.

On an experimental basis, the course will use the help of the DUOLINGO language learning platform. In order to understand its operation aimed at the preparation of the French Language course by gradually starting to increase prerequisites BEFORE the beginning of the course, the Lecturer proposes a meeting in the first semester via TEAMS platform (preferably in October 2023) to discuss it and give some directions. Continued intensive use of DUOLINGO may be considered valid for exemption from a grammar part of the exam. To activate this mode, interested students please write to me as soon as possible at my email marina.geat@uniroma3.it

Students of other courses of study (or who must achieve integration) will attend the course for the number of hours / cfu (or study a program proportionally reduced and agreed with the teacher) as provided in the ordering of their course of study.
The commitment to attend the course must be assumed in a rigorous and continuous manner, as it provides a structured study path, in-progress checks, individual and group work with weekly deadlines.
Attending students are those who are present at least 2/3 of the hours of the course and who participate assiduously in all activities, both individual and collective, both carried out in the presence and through the multimedia platform Formonline.
Anyone who, for whatever reason, cannot ensure such continuity of attendance and/or participation, may also attend the course by reporting their particular situation to the Teacher and in any case referring to the program and the examination test provided for non-attendants.
The course includes the study of the fundamental structures of the French language (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, syntax) applying them to specific exercises and to the reading, comprehension, re-elaboration, deepening, written and oral, of texts on topics of interest to the sciences education.

Core Documentation

Grammar section: Anne Ghestin e Patrick Henrard, Grammatica essenziale. Francese, De Agostini, 2018
The grammar book can however be replaced by any good school grammar manual. However, it can no be replaced by sites and materials consulted online during the course.
Reading texts, materials for the exercise of comprehension, for the use of linguistic and grammatical skills, for listening and oral practice will be provided during the course and available through the formonline platform.

Reference Bibliography

Grammar section: Anne Ghestin e Patrick Henrard, Grammatica essenziale. Francese, De Agostini, 2018 The reading and study texts, as well as the materials for listening and the in-depth videos will be provided during the course and available through the formonline platform. A good French-Italian dictionary will be used or some excellent online dictionaries indicated by the teacher.

Type of delivery of the course

The course will be carried out in a joint traditional and distance way. In addition to the lessons in the classroom there will be activities and deepening, guided by the teacher, carried out on the online platform Formonline. Procedures for access and passwords, for both students and non-attendants, will be communicated at the beginning of the course and / or requesting them from the teacher by e-mail marina.geat@uniroma3.it ATTENTION: In the case of an extension of the health emergency by COVID-19 all the provisions that regulate the way in which teaching activities and student evaluation are carried out will be implemented. In particular, the following procedures will apply: The courses would take place remotely on the Formonline website. Other meetings and/or lessons will be held through TEAMS platform.


Frequency is optional, but must be carried out regularly and seriously, including with regard to online activities on the Formonline platform. Group and cooperation activities are foreseen, which are valid for the final evaluation.

Type of evaluation

The exam will be written and oral. The student will have to demonstrate a good knowledge of the topics on the program (sufficient command of written and oral French, knowledge of the main grammatical topics, ability to understand and reflect in the language on the texts studied during the course and on other similar texts that they will have to demonstrate understanding using the language skills acquired). Students who need to achieve 9 credits will bring additional work to be agreed with the teacher. Attending students will also be assessed through the activities carried out during the course.