2023-2024 / FLES0010-1

Problems faced by Immigrants who learn French as a Second Language


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a foreign language (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Deborah Meunier

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

The course prepares participants to teach French to different types of immigrant communities, with the particular aim of facilitating their social inclusion in Belgique francophone.

The course first of all presents the different aspects: sociological, academic, cultural and linguistic, which determines the learning of the French language in a migration context. The course then deals with the general principles of conditions experienced by immigrants, as a variety of concrete situations that immigrants (and their children) must confront, either before or after arriving in their host country.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To enable participants to analyse those situations peculiar to immigrant learners and to adapt accordingly their teaching of French as a foreign and second language, thus rendering their teaching more pertinent and efficient.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • master and adequately use the terminology and concepts relating to immigration and to the teaching FSL
  • identify and relativize stereotypes
  • develop activities according to the pedagogy of the project, and an action-oriented and intercultural approach
  • define learning objectives according to the public
  • distinguish profiles and teaching-learning situations FFL, FSL, FLSco and alpha- FFL
  • develop critical thinking on institutional reception facilities for newcomers and integration policy.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of didactics of French as a foreign language is required.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The mode of teaching to be interactive. The students will work in groups and will be sought throughout the course to react to readings, meetings, experiences made in the course or outside. Several MOOC sequences "Moi, prof de FLE" will also be exploited.


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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Various bibliographic documents and references are communicated to the participants.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Continuous assessment

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Second term, Wednesdays from 10.00 to 12.00, in room S50

All the resources of the course are accessible on eCampus.




Université de Liège
Place du 20-Août, 7, Bat. A2, 4/47
B-4000 Liège


Secrétariat : Ariane Nüsgens Ariane.Nusgens@uliege.be 

Association of one or more MOOCs

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