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.
- main pronunciation problems of present day standard French;
- phonetic and phonological systems of various languages (Spanish, Arabic, Italian, English, German, Vietnamese etc.);
- difficulties experienced by non-Francophones in acquiring French;
- hypotheses for solutions., using corrective methods.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of the course, the future teachers of French as a foreign language will be able to understand the phonetic and phonological difficulties experienced by non-Ffrancophones in acquiring the phonetic system of present- day sStandard French, and to suggest solutions for these difficulties.
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”.
A first theoretical part will deal with the the phonological system of French and other languages from the point of view of acoustic and articulatory phonetics. Different corrective methods will also be introduced.
In the next part, students are required to collect and analyse recordings of non-Francophone speakers from different countries. They will also devise a programme with the aim of finding a solution for the difficulties which have emerged.
Presentations given in class during the course (half of the final mark providing the written examination is satisfactory).