Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Initiation to didactics to teach French as foreign language.
Then, French for specific purposes is described as a part of didactics to teach French as a foreign language. The course explains how to design a didactic outline in order to teach/learn French in a specific situation.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of the course, the student should be able to
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1. Characteristics of specialized language/discourse
2. French for Specific Purposes (FSP) within the Framework of French as a Foreign Language : designations and definitions.
3. Designing a FSP training course.
Based on a case study, students will analyse each step of the process :
- Training request
- Needs analysis
- Data collection
- Translation of needs into goals
- Designing of activities
- Assessment and certification.
- Oral presentations based on research conducted alone or in small groups (15% of final mark)
- critical summary of an article about French for Specific Purposes (15% of final mark)
Oral presentation of a didactic sequence based on an authentic document that uses specialized discourse. During the presentation, students are required to justify their choice of teaching and learning techniques. A written paper must be submitted.
Cuq J.-P. (dir.), Dictionnaire de didactique du français Dictionnaire de didactique du français, Paris, CLE international, 2003.
Mangiante J.-M., Parpette C., Le français sur objectif spécifique : de l'analyse des besoins à l'élaboration d'un cours, Paris, Hachette, 2004, 160 p. (collection F)
Mourlhon-Dalliès F., Enseigner une langue à des fins professionnelles, Paris, Didier, 2008, 351 p. (Collection Langues et didactiques)