Corrective and contrastive phonetics in French

LROM2630  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Corrective and contrastive phonetics in French
5.0 credits
22.5 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

C1 level in French (Common European Framework of Reference).

Main themes

- phonetic and phonological systems of present day standard French;
- 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.

Aims

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    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”.

Content

This course is intended for future teachers of French as a foreign language. It is aimed at  analysing the difficulties faced by non-Francophone students in acquiring  the phonetic and phonologic system of the present day standard French.
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.

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures and presentations prepared by the students.

Evaluation methods

Written examination (half of the final mark).

Presentations given in class during the course (half of the final mark providing  the written examination is satisfactory).

Other information

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Online resources
https://ucline.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=29
Bibliography

La liste bibliographique est disponible sur le site UCLine du cours

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in Linguistics
5
-