This course deals with French literature from its beginnings until 17th century. It will briefly present French history of this period, focus on the renewal of the 16th century and then concentrate on classical literature of the 17th century by studying representative literary extracts.
This course is based on a textbook that enhances the main skills of
listening comprehension, reading, writing and oral skills. French for
Specialization I covers the following grammatical content: present tense,
the main rules concerning nouns and adjectives, possessive pronouns,
numbers, negation, prepositions, demonstrative, relative and personal
This course trains oral expression by the means of different and interesting activities. Vital subjects will be discussed, allowing students to express their personal opinions and enabling them to improve their ability of discussion in French.
This course presents the leading tendencies of 20th century French literature, considering the different genres, the new intellectual ideas and the search for new forms. These different aspects will be studied by analyzing representative literary extracts.
In this course the student learns how to write texts like personal letters, formal letters, petitions and short stories, by imitating models of texts.
|Year 2, second semester|
This course helps students to become active speech communicators and critical listeners. Students will learn how to speak confidently and how to be motivating and persuasive on the platform. Creative training techniques and methods of reasoning will be examined and studied in depth.
This course is the first in French Literature. It provides the students with the necessary means for literary analysis. The characteristics of the literary texts in general will be discussed as well as those of the different literary genres.
This course prepars student to acquire a sufficient knowledge about the emergence of the French language as well as the different stages of its development. It deals also with the development of phontetic, semantics and the syntactic system.
This course teaches the vocabulary and the structures used in the field of business. it teaches students how to write business letters through written and oral texts and dialogues reflecting every day business situations.
After Writing I and II, the student is expected to write short texts in simple and clear french. In this course we move to a higher level; the student learns to express his ideas, to discuss, comment and criticize different ideas. He learns how to write essays and articles.
This course deals with period Enlightenment (18th century) and the important literary movements of the 19 th century: Romanticisim, Realism, Naturalism and Symbolism.