L-LIN/04 - 6 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

To develop communication skills using integrated methods corresponding to the levels B1/ B2 of the Common European Framework through the use of realia (paper, audio, video).

To introduce and to analyze the different types of text for a presentation of progressive specificity of the discourse; To introduce the main theories of translation for the development of an awareness of the practice of translation with the help of contrastive approaches.

Course Structure

The course is structured in two modules:

The first one includes: the development of the speaking and writing skills corresponding to the B1-B2 level of the European Reference Framework and the use of authentic documents (audio, video, realia);

The second one consists of the analysis of the different types of texts and the introduction to the main translating theories.

Detailed Course Content

A (4 CFU) - Phonetics, morphosyntax, the study of the Main irregular verbs and regular verbs, Tutorials receptive and productive skills (written and oral) of different types in order to reach the B1/ B2 level .

B (2 CFU) - Considerations on translation: theories and practices through contrastive examples and exercises of graded difficulty.

Textbook Information

A Language

Silvie Poisson-Quinton, Reine Mimran, Michèle Matéo-Le Coadic, Grammaire expliquée du français, (excercices), niveau intérmédiaire, CLE International, Paris, 2002, pp.100.

Marie N. Cocton, Saison 4 B2 (livre+cd audio+ cahier d’activités) Paris, Didier, 2015, pp.150.


Modulo B : Translation. Theories and practice

Mathieu Guidère, Introduction à la traductologie, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2010 (capitoli :2/3/5/6), pp.80.

Dossier with a selection of different text types including some examples of contrastive translation.


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