French - Treshold level (B1) - "Written production"

lfran1304  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

French - Treshold level (B1) - "Written production"
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.
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Masuy Françoise (coordinator);
To take this class, the student must be enrolled during the same semester in the general course LFRAN 1301, or having achieved previously a minimum mark of 10/20 on the course LFRAN1301.

Any request for derogation should be made to the Head of French Department.
Main themes
Contribution at a forum, article of newspaper, comment of a photograph, poem, report, rules of a game, memo, movie critique.

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

1 At the end of this course, the student is supposed to be able to:
  • write personal and formal  letters,
  • write to give news and expressing thoughts about abstract or cultural topics such as  music, films;
  • write personal letters describing experiences, feelings and events in some detail;
  • take messages communicating enquiries, explaining problems;

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”.
Students are put in situation to produce regularly short written texts to 'tame' the writing in French.
The teacher alternates technical  and creative sessions with varied material. The different
Teaching methods
Each 2 hour-course is divided in two parts:
  • a phase of discovery in which students listen, read or watch a document they discuss in small groups.
  • The second part of the course focuses on writing a production that is related to the situation of communication seen previously.

Students adopt the technique of rewriting, which means that they have a text of reference that helps them to make their own production. All the texts produced in class can be corrected and improved at home with the help of grid before they hand out their final copy the following week.

All the students are invited to complete a 'roadmap' on which they indicate all the corrections they've made on their copies.
Evaluation methods
During the semester (50%)
  • The several written productions (+corrected version) completed during the semester count for the final evaluation (40%)
  • The list of mistakes and specific structure counts for the final evaluation (10%).

The final exam (50%) includes questions on textual competences (10 %) as well as a written production (40%).
Other information
This course corresponds to the BI level of the Common European Framework  of Reference of the Council of Europe

Training staff
A group of 20 students approximately
The teacher is available during his reception hour and can be contacted by email.
Online resources
  • Plateforme Moodle (la clé d'inscription sera communiquée lors du premier cours)
Faculty or entity