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

lfran1304  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

French - Treshold level (B1) - "Written production"
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Masuy Françoise (coordinator); Rassart Emmanuelle (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;
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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
Normally, a group of about 20 students approximately(but a maximum of 15 face-to-face students due to the health measures taken to deal with the pandemic).
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
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
Evaluation procedures are the same as those announced above.
The final exam will take place remotely on TEAMS and MOODLE in week 13, during regular class hours, i.e. on Monday May 10 from 4:15 to 6:15 pm.