Objectives and Content
The course comprises the following components
¿ French grammar (2/3 of the course)
¿ Variable topic in linguistics (1/3 of the course)
The study of grammar and other linguistic topics aims to give students further insights into and competencies in modern French linguistics.
Students who have completed the course will have gained the following objectives:
¿ Has insights into modern scientific approaches to French grammar
¿ Has insights into studies of language use or language acquisition.
¿ Can explain main topics in modern French grammar
¿ Can discuss different theories of language use or language acquisition and use these theories in their own analyses.
¿ Can analyze sentence structures and various aspects of language use or language acquisition.
- The student has a basis for working scientifically with modern French grammar and theories of language use or language acquisition.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Place of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, seminars, and group sessions for ca. 12 weeks. Students are expected to actively participate by presenting or discussing articles, their own analyses or other course-related material.
The majority of the teaching is conducted online as a cooperation between NTNU and the University of Bergen (UiB).
There may also be some shared classes with students at the ENS in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In order to be eligible for the exam, students must
1. Have one assignment in grammar approved
2. Participate in a seminar on the scientific use of sources related to the obligatory assignment.
Approved obligatory activities are valid for the one semester after the course is taught.
Forms of Assessment
The assessment is a term paper on a given topic (three-weeks).
The exam paper covers both parts of the course. The paper should be about 3000 words long: Ca. 2000 words in French grammar and ca. 1000 words in the variable linguistics topic.
Grammar counts for 2/3 and linguistics for 1/3 of the grade.
Students will be offered supervision during the exam.