French

Annual French courses are held in the Mattoli and San Niccolò buildings. Information regarding both campuses can be found on this page. 

 

The DELF certification and ESABAC diploma are approved by us if issued within three years of your enrolment in the University of Siena. If you have been awarded one of these certificates, please contact Liliane Marie Izzi during her office hours or by email from September 1st:

liliane.izzi@unisi.it

The originial certificate, a photo ID, and photocopies of both these documents should be presented for verification and validation.

 

 

Courses/Exams at Presidio Mattioli, Via Pier Andrea Mattioli, 10 (Porta Tufi)

Courses are annual. First lesson: March 4, 2024.

Courses at Presidio Mattioli: French Language for Dispi Department (levels A2, B1, B2, C1) and pass-fail exam (idoneità)  A2-B1-B2

Lesson times – Spring semestre:

 

French for absolute beginners – A2 (lettorato e idoneità):

  • Monday 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 5.00-7.00 p.m.

 

B1 course (lettorato e idoneità):

  • Monday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdayì 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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B2 course (lettorato e idoneità):

  • Tuesday 15.00-17.00
  • Friday 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

C1 course (lettorato)

  • Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Enrolment
To enrol in the course, please access this page with UNISI username e password.

                                                                   

LESSONS ARE HELD IN SALA OVALE. The teacher will provide the study material.

                                                            

Please note that the “lettorato” course is preparatory for French I and II
 
 
Exam Calendar – A2, B1 and B2 levels
 
to be decided
 
The exams will be held in the Polo Mattioli building (Via Pier Andrea Mattioli, 10 – Porta Tufi)
 
You can register for these exams through this page  with your UNISI username e password.
 
Exam sessions at San Niccolò (Porta Romana) - academic year 2023/24

French 1 exam ("lettorato") and A2, B2, C1 and C2 level exams ("idoneità") - San Niccolò 

Teacher: Liliane Izzi

 

Please see the exam programs below.

 

Exams will be held in the classroom. Students must present a valid ID and, for B2 and C1 levels, a printed dictionary for the writing component (composition).

For further information contact: liliane.izzi@unisi.it

 

Exam calendar – Levels A2, B2 C1, and French Language I

 

EXAM SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.

All exams will be held onsite in the San Niccolò Building (Via Roma 56).

 

A2, B1, B2, C1 and FRENCH LANGUAGE I (“Lettorato”) exams – summer session

SESSIONS for students enrolled in courses at San Niccolò:

 

  • Wednesday 29 May:  French I “lettorato” exam:  09.00 a.m. (Aula Magna Fiera vecchia). Written exam 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please arrive on time for the dictation component. The first speaking test will be held in the afternoon, room 428 (S. Niccolò 4th floor) 
  • Friday 31 May: B2 and C1 exams (“idoneità”), 9.00 a.m., room 5 Palazzina di Fisica

 

SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS:

 

  • Friday 14 June, 9:00 a.m.: French I “lettorato” exam, A2, B1, B2, C1 exams (“idoneiità”), room 349°A (S Niccolò, 3rd floor)
  • Friday 5 July, 9:00 a.m. A2, B1, B2, C1 exams (“idoneità”) room 401, S. Niccolò, 4th floor)

 

 

Enrolment:

You can register for the exams by accessing this page  with your UNISI username and password.

 

 

French Language Course ("Lettorato") at San Niccolò (Porta Romana) - academic year 2023/24

 

French language I (“Lettorato”) – DFCLAM code 102884 with A2 level first semester

The lessons will begin on February October 2nd,  2023 with a presentation and entrance evaluation:

  • French Language I (“lettorato”)/A2 level exam (“idoneità”), 10:15 a.m. room 468, S. Niccolò
  • B2 level exam (“idoneità”), 12:00 p.m. room 455, S Niccolò
  • C1 level exam (“idoneità”), 2:30 p.m. room 447, S. Niccolò

Please see files at the bottom of the page for further information regarding exam structure.

 

 

100- hour language course from October 2nd , 2023 to May 2024

Please note at the end of the course the level reached will be B1, with attention given to grammar and the written language (see program below).

This course is for beginners; it allows one to acquire a precise knowledge of basic phonetics, spelling, and grammar.

Those students who are at a higher level should contact the teacher for level evalutaion and to decide the best pathway of study.

The course includes a placement test (to evaluate the current level), and a mid-term exam (written and oral) at the end of each semester, and prepares for the French Language Module 1 held by another teacher in the spring semester.

 

Enrolment: you can register for the course from this page  with your UNISI username and password.

 

Lesson times - (February 26th to April 15th 2024) 

Monday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  – room 349b

Thursday 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. – room 450

Friday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. room 450

 

Textbook:

Grammaire expliquée du français, niveau intermédiaire, Clé international, ISBN 2-09-033703-6

For further information contact Liliane Izzi:

email: liliane.izzi@unisi.it

 

 

 
Annnual B2 and C1 level courses at San Niccolò (Porta Romana) - academic year 2023/24

 B2 level French language preparation for "idoneità" (exam code L99986) for students belonging to all faculties - Teacher: Liliane Izzi

 

100- hour language course from October 2nd, 2023 to May 2024

 

Please note: At the end of the course, students will have reached B2 level, with greater attention placed on grammar and written work. It is indicated for students who already have a B1 level and for those who have taken a French Language 1 ("lettorato") course. Grammar and vocabulary will be treated in greater depth, and written and oral language on specific topics will be improved (see program).

The course includes a placement test to evaluate the current level, and a midterm exam (written and oral) at the end of every semester and allows students to earn 6 credits. For those students who do not have the exam as part of their curriculum, a CLA certificate will be provided.

 

Enrolment: you can register for the course from this page  with your UNISI username and password.

 

 

Lesson times: (from February 26, 2024)

- Monday 2:30 -4:15 p.m. - room 401

- Friday  2:30 – 4:15 p.m.- room 21 ground floor)

Lesson times are provisional, and may undergo changes according to the needs of the students who would like to attend.

Didactic material will be provided by the teacher.

 

Liliane Izzi can be contacted by email: liliane.izzi@unisi.it

 

 

3) C1 level French language course ("idoneità" exam code L99985) for all students enrolled in the university.

100- hour language course from October 2nd, 2023 (to be confirmed according to participating students)

 

Please note: Students will reach a C1 level by the end of the course, with the possibility of taking an external C1/C2 exam at the Institut Français Florence. The course is open to those students who have passed a B2 level exam or equivalent. Further improvement and deeper knowledge of written and oral competencies, with greater attention to the levels of language. The specific parts of the C1 exam include summaries of documents, essays, convincing oral presentation and debate (see program).

 

The course includes a placement test and a midterm exam (written and oral) at the end of each semester.

 

Enrolment: you can register for the course from this page  with your UNISI username and password.

 

Lesson times (from February 26, 2024)

  • Monday 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.– room 456
  • Thursday from 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. - room 456

 

Lesson times are provisional, and may undergo changes according to the necessities of the students who would like to attend.

Didactic material will be provided by the teacher.

 

 

Office hours: Monday, 1:30-12:30 p.m. – room 428 or by appointment online at https://unisi.webex.com/meet/liliane.izzi

For simple questions, please contact the teacher by email: liliane.izzi@unisi.it