French - Advanced level (C1) - Le français avec le cinéma et l'humour, regards croisés

lfran1501  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

French - Advanced level (C1) - Le français avec le cinéma et l'humour, regards croisés
5.00 credits
60.0 h
Renard Christine (coordinator);
To take this course, students must have reached the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This should be attested by
  • the ILV placement test organised during the 1st week of each semester
  • OR a recent DELF B2 (less than 1 year)
  • OR having obtained 16/20 or more at the LFRAN1401 course
Main themes
Humour and the cinema are the two axes around which learning the French language and its varieties takes place. Within these topics, the student goes back and forth between the francophone culture and other cultures. Links are regularly made to literature, songs and the press. All this creates the environment for studying vocabulary in all its nuances and complexities and for learning stylistic devices and plays on words.

The course covers complex sentences, all verb tenses, adverbs of intensity and comparison, prefixes and suffixes, stylistic devices, registers of language, expression of causation, consequence, hypothesis, concession and opposition.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

  • understand the main content of concrete and abstract subjects in a complex text;
  • express themselves clearly on a large number of subjects;
  • express a critical opinion.
In this course, the student is an active participant, speaking regularly and expressing opinions on the topics covered. The aim is to develop the student's ability to understand and produce complex texts in specialist areas and to understand that which is the most difficult for speakers of other languages: humour.
Various tools, in particular techniques from the world of theatre, are available to help the student progress with confidence in learning the subtleties and nuances of the language.
Teaching methods
In this course, the student listens, reads, learns vocabulary, revises grammar, makes presentations and participates in debates. He or she writes various texts throughout the course:
  • a film review,
  • a reading file of a French book chosen from a list of titles suggested by the teacher,
  • a summary of documents
  • a text(e.mail, report') linked to a "cinéclub" or uclculture event.
The student will also present orally a subject linked to cinema; act out in a comedy sketch and make a group presentation on a grammar point.
Some projects are carried out in pluridisciplinary and multicultural teams
Evaluation methods
During the semester
Written work, presentations and the mid-term language test count for 40% of the final grade.

Exam (60%  of the final grade)
  • Written: 3 listening texts (MCQ), 1 reading text of 1500 to 2000 words (MCQ), 1 text to write (explain and expand on an opinion).
  • Oral : giving a clear and well-structured comparison of a novel and its film adaptation (expressing an opinion with justification, giving relevant examples, using finely nuanced language).
Other information
This course is at level C1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference
Le syllabus (obligatoire), la plateforme moodle et la grammaire progressive du français (niveau perfectionnement).
Teaching materials
  • Le syllabus "Le français avec le cinéma et l'humour, regards croisés"
  • Le cours LFRAN 1501 sur la plateforme Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language