Teaching French to a young immigrant population

lrom2910  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Teaching French to a young immigrant population
Note from June 29, 2020
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.
5 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
El Karouni Salima (compensates Lucchini Silvia); Lucchini Silvia;
C1 level in French (Common European Framework of Reference)
Main themes
The following topics will be covered:'
the impact of linguistic and cultural factors on academic success;'
- special linguistic and cultural characteristics of immigrant pupils, in relation to learning spoken and written French, and more generally, to French as a language of tuition;'
- treatment of linguistic and cultural diversity at various levels of educational institutions.

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

1 At the end of the course, the students will be able :
- to analyse the linguistic and cultural situation of young immigrants and understand the most current errors made by these pupils in the light of their language/culture of origin;
- to consider possible transfers of tools of French as a foreign or second language (FLES);
- to devise teaching methods for teaching in a multicultural context.

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”.
During the course, the following will be presented, in a critical way and with the aim of helping students to devise personal teaching methods:
- the results of various research studies relating to the special linguistic and cultural characteristics of immigrant pupils ;
- measures designed to take account of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching ;
- the institutional policies in force in the French Community.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Assessment : a written assignment and an oral examination.
Other information
Online resources
La liste bibliographique est disponible sur le site UCLine du cours
Faculty or entity

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

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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