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CODE 83676
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
LANGUAGE French
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The French language course aims to provide students with written and oral fluency corresponding to CEFR level B1 of the French language to meet demand in the tourism sector, including the ability to understand simple texts. The four skills of oral and written comprehension and production are developed, with particular emphasis on oral skills and through the development of projects developed and presented by the students themselves. In particular, the theoretical module of the second semester includes the creation of tourist itineraries in French linked to the Ligurian or French territory, which the students develop on multimedia support (power point and prezi) and terminology skills (terminology cards, use of terminology tools. The language practice course, on the other hand, will focus on the acquisition of morphosyntactic and communicative skills in French, with particular attention to tourist contexts of use.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students will have acquired a written and oral command of the French language at level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages, which will enable them to respond to demand in the tourism sector, including the ability to manipulate and elaborate texts specific to tourism communication. The four skills of oral and written comprehension and production will be developed in parallel. The analysis of authentic documentation relating to the tourism sector will form the basis of the teaching material.
In a broader perspective, the course aims to develop the following general objectives: 
Provide quality, equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Reduce inequality within and between nations

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the following main objectives:

To provide basic written and oral proficiency in the French language to meet the demands in the cultural tourism sector, including the ability to understand simple specific texts.

To bring students to a B1 level of proficiency in the French language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The four skills of oral and written comprehension and production will be developed in parallel, with particular emphasis on oral skills. Specifically, in the theoretical module (54 hours), teaching will delve into the development of lexical, morphosyntactic, and phonetic competences that are more problematic for Italian-speaking learners and will address topics related to the digital aspects of the tourism market. This will be done in conjunction with practical exercises (60 hours), conducted by native French-speaking experts.

Specifically, the student will:

Master the basic and specific linguistic structures of tourism in the French language.
Master the basic morphosyntactic structures of the French language.
Be able to converse on general and specialized topics with good formal accuracy.
Be able to develop and present a tourist itinerary.
Be able to recognize the specificities of different types of texts in the tourism sector, with particular attention to written types (informative speeches, administrative texts, advertising texts, etc.).
Use specific tourism terminology in French and adapt communication strategies to various types of texts.
Be able to consult multilingual tourism glossaries.       

PREREQUISITES

The A2 level is necessary to be able to follow the lessons. Shortly before the start of the lessons, a level test will be carried out to check that students have reached the A2 level of French. In the event that students do not pass the test, an online course of 40 hours in complete autonomy will be held, following which the language level attained will be checked again.

TEACHING METHODS

Face to face teaching, teamwork, Aulaweb

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities  and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Serena Scotto (scotto@economia.unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: language exercises (60 hours - I semester)
Basic morphosyntactic French language topics (check detailed syllabus on aulaweb) corresponding to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 
The entire teaching will follow a progression and focus on situations and problems typical of the tourism sector, with particular attention to responding to tourist demand in French. In particular, different types of communication will be gradually addressed, such as oral interaction, telephone communication, telematic communication, comprehension and production of short and simple written texts and digital hypertexts.
Part II: Metalinguistic Reflection (54 hours - 2nd semester) :
- Tourist itineraries: vocabulary, structure, text types.
- Terminology of the French language of tourism: analysis of authentic tourist texts, types of tourist discourse, Jakobson's scheme of communication, theory of speciality languages and terminology, terminology sheets. 
- Teaching methods (Lectures, group work also in blended mode)
Present on Aulaweb Yes X 
Practical exercises and group work, to develop teamwork and study skills.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Study texts
Handbook : Arnaud Laygues, Andreu Coll, Le français en contexte - Tourisme + CD, Edition Maison des Langues, 2014
Reference grammar:
M. Grégoire, O. Thiévenaz, Grammaire progressive du français. Niveau intermédiaire, CLE International, 2013.

Any additional bibliography for the course will be communicated at the beginning of the lessons and published on Aulaweb. 
The programme does not vary for non-attending students.
DSA students will be entitled to compensatory and/or dispensatory measures by agreement with the lecturers.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Annual course.

I semester (practical exercices)

II semester (theoretical module)

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is organized in two parts:

- test on computer (grammar, reading and listening comprehension)

- oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment

Test and oral exam. The test will verify that the student has acquired the competences developed during the whole year (listening and reading comprehension, grammar) while the oral exam will test oral production and specific knowledge and abilities acquired during the second part of the course. Students will be required to prepare an individual work.

Please note: the test is held once per session, on the first available date. On the same date, only those in possession of a replacement certificate for the test may take the oral test.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance

Highly encouraged

 

Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding Students should acquire adequate knowledge and an effective understanding of the French language.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding Students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to understand and solve problems relating to the use of the French language in professional contexts in the field of tourism.
Autonomy of judgement Students must be able to use both conceptually and operationally the knowledge they have acquired with autonomous judgement and skill in different application contexts.
Communication skills Students must acquire the technical language typical of the discipline in order to communicate clearly and unambiguously with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors, relative to a B1 level of the European language framework.
Learning skills Students are expected to develop adequate learning skills that will enable them to continue to explore the main topics of the discipline independently, especially in the working contexts in which they will be working.


Additional information for non-attending students
Teaching methods
Teaching material available on Aulaweb.
Obligations
Registration and consultation of Aulaweb
Study texts
Handbook : Arnaud Laygues, Andreu Coll, Le français en contexte - Tourisme + CD, Edition Maison des Langues, 2014
Reference grammar:
M. Grégoire, O. Thiévenaz, Grammaire progressive du français. Niveau intermédiaire, CLE International, 2013.
The bibliography for the theoretical module will be communicated at the beginning of the lessons and published on Aulaweb.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality