CPFF FRE 7100
French courses are organized by level. Below you will find an overall description of skills and general know-how to acquire; they are described in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Below is a general description of objectives at each level. For more detail see French as a Foreign Language on the LSH website: http://lsh.telecom-em.eu/langues/francais-langue-etranger/cours-generaux/objectifs/
The learner can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
The learner can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
The learner can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The learner can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and Independent disadvantages of various options.
The learner can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Each course follows the progression of the levels established by the CECR:
Level A0 = complete beginner
Level A1 = introductory or discovery level
Level A2 = intermediate or survival level
Level B1 = basic operational level
Level B2 = advanced level or independent user
Level C1 = advanced or experienced, autonomous user
For more information see the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR)
in English: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/cadre1_en.asp
These courses aim also to develop intercultural competence and learner autonomy.
Assessment aims to determine what has been acquired, what is in the process of being acquired and what has not been acquired.
The final grade is based on 3 criteria:
-Continuous assessment (1/3 of the final mark)
-Participation and presence (1/3 of the final mark)
-The final exam (1/3 of the final mark)
Any absence must be justified to your teacher, to the course coordinator and to your administration. Unjustified absences will be penalized (participation mark and presence).
Validating the tandem course will add 2 bonus points in the continuous assesment grade of the corresponding language course.
In semester 1, the FLE courses will be online.
Courses will be taken by students synchronously (and will be punctuated with asynchronous moments).
Courses are based on the communicative approach and action-oriented approach recommended in the CEFR. Students will carry out projects, tasks activities and exercises linked to objectives. An intercultural approach is also an integral part of courses. Furthermore, learners will be accompanied in developing learner autonomy.
Classes use ICT, authentic documents and multimedia. Besides class, significant engagement and personal work are required to make efficient progress.
During online courses, the teacher will be available during the course to answer your questions. You will work individually and in groups on a course document.
For each session, the teacher will set up oral production activities and put into practice the points seen during the first part of the course.
For each session, you will have moments of exchange and interaction by videoconference. This slot will be defined by your teacher during the first course.
The teacher will put a course document on Moodle each week, which you should follow and complete during your session.
The teacher will give you homework to do at home between each session. These assignments will be put on your Moodle course.
The teacher will communicate to you the time to log on to BBB (visioconference tool). You must turn on your camera and microphone to participate in the class.
Master of Science
La bibliographie est communiquée par chaque enseignant lors du premier cours.
Les étudiants sont également invités à consulter les ressources FLE de la médiathèque.
Each teacher communicates a detailed class schedule in the first class.