French III

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 75
Type: P, V

Main Instructor

dr. Mojca Schlamberger Brezar, Full Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in French;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of French as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text;
  • reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course consists of 2 parts:


a)    French grammar lectures 3
b)    French Language Practice 2

French Grammar lectures:

Students will gain familiarity with the noun phrase and its constituents. The course will focus on the morphology of the noun, modifiers in the noun phrase and article usage.

Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students will be encouraged to compare grammatical elements of French and Slovene.

French Language Practice:

Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs etc.

Readings

  • JEREB, Elza (1995): Francoska slovnica po naše, Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.
  • RIEGEL, PELLAT, RIOUL (1994): Grammaire méthodique du français. Pariz: PUF.
  • SCHLAMBERGER BREZAR, Mojca, PERKO, Gregor. La morphosyntaxe non-verbale. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2008, 2011. 239 str. ISBN 978-961-237-382-5.

Prerequisites

Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.

Assessment

French Language Practice: Mid-term tests (40%) and final exam (60%)

Assessment scale: 6–10 (positive) or 1–5 (negative); in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.

Ucitelj

Mojca Schlamberger Brezar