The Teaching of French as a Foreign Language Program

Hellenic Open University

Program Description

The Teaching of French as a Foreign Language Program

Hellenic Open University

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt French Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of French as a foreign language by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labor market.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master's Program, students are expected to:

  • understand and demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills in the teaching of the French language: with particular regard to language teaching, to consider, select and use appropriate methods for effective learning of all language skills (production and comprehension of written and spoken discourse);
  • understand and demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills in the teaching of the French language: with particular regard to the teaching of structures and functions of the French language (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics/vocabulary, and culture), to evaluate, adapt and develop suitable material;
  • design, develop and evaluate programs of studies in accordance with the most important theories in the fields of language, communication, and interaction, and to develop instructional materials for the teaching of the French language;
  • produce, analyze and interpret measurement instruments for the assessment of their learners’ language competence;
  • apply pedagogically appropriate learning scenarios using ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) applications in different learning contexts (e.g., face to face, distance), taking into account specific purposes, needs, and learning environments;
  • understand and apply in practice the principles of teaching French to primary school learners, selecting appropriate «learning tools» that correspond to children’s cognitive and psychological level of development;
  • integrate the findings and suggestions of the Council of Europe and propose appropriate cultural activities for different classroom contexts and competence levels, aimed at adopting cultural knowledge, attitudes and perceptions, and the development of learners’ intercultural competence;
  • identify, design and implement programs that promote the professional development of teachers of French;
  • interpret, conduct and present research studies, related to their subject-matter.

Program ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco

  • based on the level of Education: 7
  • based on the field of Education: 14 Teaching training & Education Science

Classification according to ISCED-2013 of Unesco

  • based on the field of Education: 0114-Teacher training with subject specialization

Course Structure

1st Year

  • GAL50 Course and Curriculum Design in French Language Teaching
  • GAL51 Speaking Skills in French Language Teaching

2nd Year

  • GAL60 Writing skills in French Language Teaching
  • GAL61 Intercultural Education in French Language Teaching
  • GAL62 Educational Technology in French Language Teaching
  • GAL63 Teaching phonetics in French Language Teaching
  • GAL64 The Teaching of French in Primary Education

Dissertation

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
3,250 EUR
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Locations
Greece - Patras, Achaea
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