2023-2024 / FLES0003-1

Information and communication technologies for the teaching/learning of French as a foreign language


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS) (Digital media education)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a foreign language (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Jean-Marc Defays, Audrey Thonard

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In general terms the course presents...

  • the principles, characteristics and varieties of ICT uses;
  • their advantages and limits in linguistic or cognitive terms, particularly in the context of language learning;
  • issues in this field and their implications at the level of objectives and teaching methods for languages;
  • modalities for the use of TIC in course and classes teaching French as a foreign or second language (in the classroom or remotely).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Participants in the course should become able to :

  • gain facility using the Internet for pedagogical purposes;
  • evaluate the usefulness of multimedia resources in classes of French as a foreign language;
  • discover digital pedagogical resources;
  • create interactive online activities and exercises;
  • make use of various functionalities of an e-learning platform.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

  • Should have knowledge and/or experience in linguistics and teaching methods;
  • Should have knowledge of basic computer skills (word processing, e-mail, Internet navigation).
  • Note for allophone students: have at least the B2 level in French

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

After having thought about the impact of digital technology in the teaching/learning of French as a foreign language, students will discover a series of tools enabling them to test the class, to assess their expertise and to stimulate peer exchanges and collaboration inside or outside the classroom. Numerous examples of concrete applications will be shown.

They will then be invited to create an original lesson using digital technology (two students).

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Second semestre, Tuesday, from 14:00 to 16:00 am, L5 (room 2/1), rue de Pitteurs, 4020 Liège..

Recommended or required readings

Various documents and bibliographical references will be given to students during the course.
Class notes will be posted as appropriate on eCampus (FLES0003-A-a : Des TICe pour l'enseignement/apprentissage du FLE).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

You will be evaluated on:

  • the presentation of original ICT integrated lesson (with an original pedagogical video) ;
  • the proofreading of peers'work ;
  • four sequences of the MOOC ULiege "Moi, prof de FLE" (2.3,  5.3, 4.3  and 3.4) 
  • the writing of a document (descriptive and reflective) presenting the achieved work (references to the course and to the selected articles, personal thoughts, justification of their own choices, screen captures of their online activities, etc.)
  • the oral presentation of this work.
Interview : End of May - beginning of June

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The students are invited to follow the course in person and to bring their own laptop, tablet and/or smartphone in class.


Audrey Thonard
Rue de Pitteurs, 18-20
4020 Liège
+32 4 3665846

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Moi, prof de FLE (P3)' is associated with this course.

Additional information:

The MOOC "Moi, prof de FLE" is the result of a collaboration between the Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes and the Department of French and Romance Languages and Literatures of the University of Liège. It is based on the main questions that a teacher of French as a foreign language and as a second language must ask himself: what are the characteristics of an FLE class and the motivations of its participants? How to manage an FLE class and organize stimulating lessons to encourage learners' participation? How to develop oral and written comprehension, expression and interaction from the very first lessons? How to teach grammar in a simple and effective way? How to combine language and culture teaching in the EFL classroom?


Items online

FLES0003-A-a : Technologies de l'information et de la communication pour l'enseignement/apprentissage du français langue étrangère