To take this class, the student must :
- Take the general course B2 LFRAN1401 during the same semester
- OR take the ILV placement test B2 organised during the 1st week of each semester and achieved a minimum mark of 14/20
- OR having achieved previously a minimum mark of 10/20 on the general course B2 LFRAN1401
- OR have a recent DALF B2 (maximum 1 year ago)
Any request for derogation should be made to the Head of French Department.
The different subjects covered during the course are varied (human sciences, sciences, etc') and are adapted to the students' field of specialization. The IMMRID plan (Introduction, Material, Method, Results, Interpretation and Discussion) is used to the various subjects that have been chosen with the participants.
At the end of this course, students are supposed to be able to:
- write or give a clear, prepared text or presentation dealing with scientific issues
- synthesise information and arguments from a number of scientific sources
- express themselves clearly on a large number of subjects of their speciality of studies and express a critical opinion
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”.
The study of scientific language as well as systematic drills give students a wide degree of autonomy (level B2).
Types of activities: specific writing, write an article for Wikipédia, give an oral presentation on complex topics.
The intercultural dimension is approached (the characteristics of scientific French vs other languages).
During the term, the group attend a public lecture that is followed by a debate.
In this course, students are invited to invest the French language in the various situations students, teacher-researcher and/or PhD students encounter in their academic life (receptive and productive situations).
The course is conceived on the one hand as a seminar (discovery and collective construction of knowledge) and as a more classical language course (linguistic and technical information given by the teacher).
Critical analysis and its expression in French are developed.
The teacher is both expert and coach.
During the semester (50%):
- Several written productions, includind an article for Wikipedia
- Active participation to classes and outside-classroom activity
- Several oral presentations
The examination programme (50%):
- Oral exam: small group oral presentation (during the simulation of a conference)
- Written exam: writing a short scientific paper
Opened to the non-francophone students enrolled at UCL as well as to the members of staff.
This course corresponds to B2 level of the common European Framework of reference
Class size: A group of about 15 students.
The teacher is available during her office hours and can be contacted by e-mail.
Syllabus (en vente à l'ILV)