MGFR6200 Fransk med didaktikk, modul 2 Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
French and Didactics for French 1, Module 2
Fransk 1
15 stp.


After completion of the course, the student will have acquired the following learning outcomes, defined as knowledge, skills and general competence.



The student

  • can communicate in French and has oral and written skills corresponding to advanced B1 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

  • is able to adjust the knowledge to the capacity of teenage learners

  • can communicate about culture and society in French-speaking countries, including culture, history and geography,

  • can communicate about French-speaking countries with the use of visual art, literature, music, cinema and cultural events.



The student

  • is capable of using French corresponding to advanced B1 level : linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic level

  • is capable of selecting the elements of the everyday-life in France relevant to teach in a task-oriented approach, by using authentic materials including literature and art.

  • can develop a course in French dedicated do pupils from class 5 to 10 following an task oriented approach

  • is able to plan classes with of grammar, selecting basic grammar structures in French and teach these elements for a public of pupils (class 5-10)


General competence

The student

  • is capable of integrating the basic skills in the French language subject for everyday life even in unexpected situations and even documents that has an esthetical function.

  • is capable of assessing his/her own teaching practice

  • is able to explain and justify own learning and communication strategies

  • has developed multilingual competence

  • has developed intercultural competence

  • can develop multilingual and intercultural competence in own teaching practice



Oral and written skills integrating a task focused on vocabulary and grammatical structures.


Culture and society in French-speaking countries:

Cultural-, historical-, geographical-expressions, and everyday life knowledge about France and French-speaking countries through visual art, literature, song and cinema and cultural events.


Didactics of grammar:

Selecting basic grammar structures in French and teaching these elements for a public of pupils (class 5-10)

Didactics and developing own teaching material:

How to select authentic material, and how to develop a course from authentic documents.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The teaching method will be based on a task approach, where a reflexive learning method will be the general working method. The session in Caen will be an intensive and immersive session during the second semester, and the students will be able to select and to identify on their own elements of cultural events, of everyday life that can be useful for the development of own teaching practice.


Every module is seen as having two goals that work together: learning and teaching French.

Collaborative work in groups is encouraged, not only during the sessions in Oslo and in Caen, but also by e-learning method: peer-learning, exchange of good practices moderated and supervised by a teacher, collaborative and individual digital portfolio. The group of in-service students is at that time constituted and the main goal is to allow efficient co-working and make sure that the new knowledge and skills will be transferred into the students’ own classrooms in lower secondary school.


The organisation is as follows:

  • intensive course in Caen: courses in the classrooms of the university, school outings and investigations in the city

  • online period with supervision: online courses, tasks on the platform, feedback from the peers and the teachers, digital portfolio consisting on an individual blog and an open forum moderated by the teacher; an online course delivered in synchronous time (frequency to be defined). The portfolio is a reflexive task allowing the teacher to ask questions about the way he/she learns French, which is why it is based on the language course. The didactics modules will help the teacher to develop his/her own grammar and other type of teaching material. The portfolio will also help the student to examine how he/she selects the material and to define how he/she will use it in the classroom.

  • intensive course in Oslo: courses in the classrooms of the university

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following coursework requirements must be approved before the student can take the exam:

80 % attendance and participation in face-to-face weeks and virtual sessions.



One oral presentation online: 10 minutes (oral production) followed by a discussion (oral interaction) 5-10 minutes in which every student contribute (synchronous time). The activities and exercises aim to enhance oral and written skills integrating a task focused on vocabulary and grammatical structures.

List of tasks

  • understanding long texts, radio and TV news broadcasts, literary texts, newspaper article,

  • initiation to academic writing

  • oral presentation and discussion

  • summerise an interview, an article, a conference or a presentation


Culture and society in French-speaking countries:

1 of the 2 tasks proposed consisting of:

  • One written assignment based on a selected authentic document related to the everyday life in French-speaking countries (ca. 300 words)

  • One written analysis of an authentic document with an esthetical goal (ca. 300 words)

Didactics on grammar and developing own teaching material: Contribution to one’s own online portfolio.

  • Active participation in the discussion proposed on the forum minimum three times in the semester

  • Having done one of the two following tasks:

  • Comparing and summarising a grammar notion with the help of different types of grammar textbooks selecting the points that are helpful to teach for pupils in class 5-10 (oral presentation) 10 minutes

  • Proposing a grammar activity introducing the notion for the target learners (class 5-10) (digital writing, ca. 350 words)

  • Having done the following tasks: choosing an appropriate authentic document

    • Evaluating the document and assigning didactic goals (oral presentation) 10 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for questions

    • Developing a lesson from the chosen document (digital written ca. 500 words)

Vurdering og eksamen

Written exam: Portfolio assessment containing three written texts each of ca. 500 words. The texts should be a response to written tasks presented for the students during module 1 and module 2.

  • The first text will focus on a topic related to everyday life in France.

  • The second text is about didactical possibilities in using visual art, literature, music, cinema and cultural events as teaching tools.

  • The final text will be a reflective essay with a starting point in a description of a teaching experience where multilingual aspects are involved. The student will have to explain and justify his/her own learning and communication strategies, in this situation and in general, and how they can develop multilingual competence in their professional development.


The exam is in French.


New/postponed exam

The resit/rescheduled exam is organised in the same way as the ordinary exam.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

Examination support material is permitted.


A grade scale with A being the highest grade and E the poorest pass grade is used. The grade F means that the student has failed the exam.


The exam will be assessed by one internal and one external examiner.