French, Oral Proficiency
7.5 credits cr.
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The course "oral proficiency" provides basic knowledge of spoken modern standard French, with an emphasis on communicative skills.
Current topics in French culture, debate and everyday life are discussed.
The course consists of the following sections: Phonetics, 2 credits- This section provides an introduction to and analyzes the articulatory and prosodic properties of French. Phonetic concepts and terms are presented and supplemented with exercises in using phonetic transcription according to the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). Pronunciation, 1.5 credits This section applies knowledge of French phonetics and pronunciation rules through practical exercises. Oral communication, 4 credits This section trains the ability to formulate oneself coherently orally, through both own oral production and in interaction with others. The course discusses well-known topics and current issues in today's France. Through practical exercises, listening comprehension is trained as well as the ability to express oneself in different forms and contexts. The focus is on neutrally spoken standard French.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises and is mostly held in French. The teaching takes place on campus or online (web-based teaching with real-time lessons) as specified for each occasion of the course.
The phonetics part of the course is examined through the classroom exam, alt. the online exam. The Pronunciation part of the course is examined through an oral test. The oral communication part of the course is examined through 1-2 oral tests and a listening comprehension test.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
For formal details about the course, see syllabus. In good time before the start of the course, you will then see planning and documentation on the course's learning platform for the particular semester you are studying.
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ContactStudent Affairs OfficeDirectors of Studies first and second level