REVISITING CONVERSATION TOPICS IN FRENCH: A CASE STUDY FOR THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF AGRICULTURE PUBLISHEDLaura Ioana Coroama None
Teaching French in the First Year of Agriculture cannot be limited to its informative dimension. Among the objectives with formative implications, one may mention assessing students’ entry level, analyzing their needs compared to the requirements of the faculty or prospecting new content. As conversation plays an important in learning and teaching a foreign language and culture, the aim of this paper is to reconsider some main conversation topics that could be proposed to students in order to meet both their needs of expression and updated current information. What criteria and utility for this content selection? To what extent should general and specialized vocabulary be at the heart of the curriculum in the first year of studying French in an academic environment?
specialized vocabulary, speech acts, authentic texts, communicational needs.