2023-2024 / PSYC5844-1

Knowledge of french language


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 


Samia Hammami, Marielle Maréchal

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

"Specialists in orthophony/speech therapy treat problems involving language and communication. (...). In order to be called competent in all the most basic aspects of this specialisation, the orthophonist must really be a master of local language and possess a high level of expertise regarding the most complex and technical aspects of treatment of linguistic problems, knowledge of the complexity of this field and its procedures, which in some respects go above and beyond that which is expected of other professionals." (Commentary by the CPLOL about the opinion expressed by the section for employment, social relations and citizenship[SOC/113] in regard to the European Parliament and European Council's directive on recognition of professional qualifications COM(2002) 119 final-2002/0061 (COD)-2002))
Mastery of the French language is included in these basic skills for professional practice in speech therapy. This course has two main objectives: 1) Understanding the importance of written French in speech therapy studies and for eventual professional practice;  2) Doing remedial work if necessary in spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Upon completion of the course, students should have reached a level of mastery of their language that is sufficient so that they will be able to treat patients in speech therapy.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Proficiency level in French meeting the CESS (Belgian certificate of higher secondary education) language requirements.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is based on the principle of self-teaching and face-to-face remediation.

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

This course is organized totally in face-to-face.           

Recommended or required readings

Notes and exercises are available on E-Campus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Two-part written examination:
- an exercise for error detection ; - a dictation.
Student must pass every one of the two parts of the exam with a minimum mark of 10/20 in each part.
Student could benefit from a partial dispensation for parts in wich he obtained a minimum mark of 12/20.   The steps for passing the examination to earn a dispensation (January), the examination in the first session (May/June) and in the second session (August) are the same. At the examination, students must present a student ID card from ULg and an ID card.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

On the first semester, there are 6 classes.

The first one will take place on september 14th. It will be organized in two moments : firstly, a general overview of the course ; secondly, self-corrected exercises, representative of the final exam.

The 5 others classes will take place on 21/09, 28/09, 05/10, 12/10 and 19/10.

On the second semester, there are 9 classes, on thursday from 13th to 15th.

Attending this course is not compulsory but attendances will be checked during each session.

Students are expected to adopt a respectful and participative attitude throughout the course.


Marielle Maréchal & Samia Hammami Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes-ULiège Rue de Pitteurs 18-20 (L3 building) B-4020 Liège mmarechal@uliege.be samia.hammami@uliege.be

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