Linguistics: Proficiency and Analysis of Standard French

lrom1111  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Linguistics: Proficiency and Analysis of Standard French
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).
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Delsaux Olivier;
Main themes
The course aims to develop the mastery of French grammar and orthography in their current standards. It trains  professionals in the French language, who have both a technical mastery of the norm and a capacity for critical reflection on the creation, diffusion and development of this norm. The understanding and good use of reference works (grammars and dictionaries) form part of this learning process. 

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

By the end of the course, students will be able to :
' master the  standard spelling of a list of frequently used French words (5,000 to 6,000 words); 
' outline the characteristic features of the French writing system and situate them within a historical and critical perspective;
' master the morphology of the verb and all rules of agreement for verbs, nouns and adjectives;
' distinguish and name classes of words and identify through analysis what functions these classes are able to perform in simple sentences;
' analyse the constituent parts of complex sentences;
' understand and apply in a systematic fashion the rules of prescriptive grammar;
' develop critical thinking on the norm and its application.
Evaluation methods

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

Continuous assessment by means of multiple-choice questionnaires. First semester test: 20% of final mark. Second semester test: 20% of final mark. June test: 60% of final mark. In the event of a resit examination, the final mark will be that of the resit. In each assessment, a pass mark (10/20) corresponds to a minimum of 80% correct answers. In the eventuality of a justified absence at a partial test (1st and 2st semester), the final mark will be the arithmetical mean of the tests effectively achieved.
Other information
Ouvrage de référence du cours :
GREVISSE, M., GOOSSE, A. Le bon usage. Grammaire française, Bruxelles, De Boeck-Duculot, 2016. 
Voir également bibliographie du cours sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in French Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General