LINGUISTICS / LINGUISTIQUE
Ana-Marina TOMESCU, Cristina-Elena ILINCA, Silvia BONCESCU
Title: TERMINOLOGY AND LEXICAL CREATIVITY IN PANDEMIC CONTEXT- CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A MULTILINGUAL VIRTUAL SPACE
Abstract: This article presents the results of a study carried out on Covid-19 terminology in four languages: English, French, German, Romanian. The aim is to see how the terms referring to this health crisis circulated from the source language, English, the official language of communication, to other languages and the capacity of these to assimilate the new terminological units.
Keywords: pandemic, scientific discourse, terminology, date base.
DIDACTICS / DIDACTIQUE
Abbes ALIOUAT, Mohamed MEKKAOUI
Title: THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATING DIGITAL TABLETS ON THE MOTIVATION OF 3RD-YEAR SECONDARY FLE LEARNERS
Abstract: The choice of our research stems from the observation that the new generation of learners is interested and highly motivated by the use of technology, particularly mobile phones and digital tablets. Faced with this reality, we aim to highlight the enthusiasm of these learners in utilizing these tools in various aspects of their lives, including as educational aids. This will further motivate them by creating a familiar environment and promoting a better understanding and assimilation of the course materials. The courses selected by the national institution will be taught using the tool chosen by these same learners. Our objective is to examine, from different perspectives, the integration of digital tablets into the Algerian education system and to study their impact on the motivation of secondary education learners, specifically those studying French as a foreign language (FFL).
Keywords: digital tablet by touch, motivation, learners, didactics, FFL.
Salma BEDDAOU, Mohamed El Fadil CHNINA
Title: FLIPPED PEDAGOGY AND HYBRIDIZATION OF THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM IN THE FLE CLASSROOM: A CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BRICK
Abstract: Blended learning provides engaging learning opportunities for learners by combining a face-to-face teaching medium with online learning alternatives. As a result, many digital platforms have been implemented by universities and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain continuity in their teaching-learning process and ensure pedagogical follow-up, such as « Google Classroom », part of the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) online suite, based on the « Flipped Classroom » pedagogical model. This approach attempts to energize classroom time by changing traditional learning roles while alternating between distance learning and classroom training to take advantage of the strengths of each. In this article, we primarily highlight the value of the flipped classroom in blended learning. Then, we highlight the advantages and contributions offered by the pedagogical platform « Google Classroom » for the FLE teaching-learning process. Finally, we discuss the limitations of the flipped classroom and the constraints that instructional designers and teachers are confronted with, almost on a daily basis.
Keywords: Hybrid teaching, FFL, flipped classroom, Google classroom, autonomy, pedagogy.
Abed BOUBEKEUR, Karima TALEB ABDERRAHMANE, José ROVIRA COLLADO
Title: REALITIES AND PROPOSALS FOR FORMATIVE DISTANCE LEARNING ASSESSMENT IN THE ALGERIAN UNIVERSITY CONTEXT
Abstract: In this article, we aim to study the implementation of formative assessment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Faced with the new educational challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the confinement of teachers and students since the 12th March 2020, higher education in Algeria has had to change the mode of teaching from face-to-face to virtual and then to blended learning. This new normality forced teachers to face two real situations, on the one hand, the use of different technological tools, i.e. how to use them in the virtual language classroom, and on the other hand, how to approach distance learning in the face of new challenges. Therefore, based on these two key points, we were interested in investigating how the formative assessment of core subjects was practiced by teachers in the English language department during the academic year 2020-2021. Given the limited experience of teachers in this area, we focused firstly on highlighting assessment practices by comparing formative and summative assessment marks, and secondly on examining the uses and resources used to carry out formative assessment by means of a questionnaire addressed to English language teachers. In fact, this article is a descriptive study based on a mixed approach, with the aim of highlighting the need to adopt new distance assessment resources such as: Kahoot, Quizizz, Trivinet, Socrative, Jamboard, Rubistar, and Google Forms.
Keywords: formative assessment, Covid 19 pandemic, face-to-face, virtual, digital tools.
Title: UNIVERSITY LITERACY PRACTICES IN ENGLISH IN A FRENCH SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT : CASE OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Abstract: The decree of May 25 2016 sets the national framework for training and the procedures leading to the national doctoral degree. It is therefore an opportunity for doctoral students to work on their thesis project and to be trained in various aspects of the profession of researcher. We therefore examine the place of language, particularly English, which has become essential in the scientific community, in doctoral training: oral communications are in English so are research articles. We also focus on the integration of scientific culture into this doctoral training, considering the notions of the rhetoric of science and modes of thought. Through an exploratory survey of doctoral students in the doctoral schools of science at Univ. X, we analyse their representations from the perspective of student literacy: literary practices in English for science in the written and oral forms, and notably the competence of writing research articles in English.
Key words: university student literacy, representations, English for science, research article
Hamida DOULATE SEROURI, Boulanouar YOUSFI, Ouardia AIT AMAR MEZIANE
Title: THE DIDACTIC PROJECT IN THE SECOND FRENCH WORKBOOK GENERATION OF THE 5TH YEAR OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL WITHIN THE ALGERIAN CONTEXT: QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVITY TYPES
Abstract: This contribution focuses on the analysis of the exercises and pedagogical activities proposed in a didactic project of the activity book of the 5th primary of the second generation in an Algerian context. The study carried out aims to show the degree of conformity of the official program with the content of the textbook. We used the quantitative approach to analyze the didactic project. The results of our research have given rise to controversies between the new program which proposes as the foundations of all foreign language learning the development of cognitive and communicative aspects in the learner as well as openness to the world and similar types of exercises to those of the old program based on memorization.
Keywords: didactic project, 2nd generation, program, text book, typology of activities
Alexandra Denisa IGNA, Adina BANDICI
Title: LEARNING BY TEACHING BASED ON A GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION PROJECT
Abstract: The focus of this article is on the presentation and use of the didactic method learning by teaching in classes of German culture and civilization. In the first part of our paper, we researched how this topic is dealt with in specialized literature and what developments it has undergone over time. Then we followed closely what role this method and project-based learning could have in class. By using the learning by teaching method, we wanted to encourage our students to deal more intensively with the subject of German culture and civilization and to study more responsibly. As part of a project, we systematically integrated learning by teaching in class and organized a meeting between students and pupils at the end of the semester, which was mutually beneficial. Our students had to pass on their newly acquired cultural knowledge to younger learners (high school students). In this way, we managed to achieve most of the goals we set ourselves, which was confirmed by the results of the surveys given to the students and pupils.
Keywords: learning by teaching, German culture and civilization, project, German as a Foreign Language
Title: THE ROLE OF HUMOUR IN TEACHING FOR ESP STUDENTS
Abstract: In the course of history, humour has been more explored in literature, but little emphasis has been laid on it in teaching for higher education students. Intended or spontaneous, humour can play an important role in teaching and can facilitate teacher-student communication. It is a good pedagogical method whose main aim is to enhance students’ learning. The teaching-learning process can acquire special valences through humour. Humour enlivens the atmosphere in the classroom, helps students overcome learning difficulties and creates social bonds between participants in the act of communication. The present work aims to highlight humour complexity in the educational process. It also focuses on approaching humour from such perspectives as: definition, semantic richness, and pedagogical implications.
Key words: humour, social bonds, semantic richness.
Title: THE CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN TEACHING / LEARNING SCIENTIFIC FRENCH AT UNIVERSITY
Abstract: This article considers the challenges and issues in the teaching/learning of scientific discourse at the bachelor’s, master’s and to a lesser extent doctoral level. What is the role of the university seminar in the discovery of scientific discourse? What is the status of scientific French in relation to French as a foreign language and specialized French as a language?
Keywords: scientific French, diploma thesis, scientific abstraction
Tahar KASMI, Amir MEHDI
Title: THE IMPACT OF THE WRITTEN REPORT ON LITERACY PRACTICES IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN THE ALGERIAN CONTEXT
Abstract: This article explores the hypothesis according to which a student’s relationship with writing can influence his or her ways of approaching writing in a foreign language. The study takes place in a multilingual Algerian context and aims to shed light, in particular on scriptural appropriation/disappropriation in the French language. It adopts a method that is both empirical and qualitative, on a small sample, and opens up sociolinguistic and didactic perspectives to explore on a larger scale on the link between representations of writing and school performance.
Keywords: writing, representations, socio-didactics, literary practice
Abdellah MOULAY OMAR, Fatima-Zohra SAKRANE
Title: THE HANDWRITTEN MIND MAP: A WRITING AID TO NON-LINEAR CO-PLANNING OF THE TEXT SUMMARY IN L2
Abstract: The objective of this article is to analyze the effect of the handwritten mind map on the non-linear collaborative planning of the foreign language text summary (L2). As a result, two groups participated in this experiment (G1 & G2). In the first modality, the students of (G1) were required to carry out, individually, a linear planning of their text summaries in L2. While, in the second modality, the students of (G2) were asked to carry out, in pairs, a non-linear planning of their text summaries in L2 by means of a handwritten mind map. The results of our experiment reveal that co-planning the text summary in L2 using the handwritten mind map helped (G2) students to select, prioritize and reformulate more relevant ideas than (G1) students, having worked individually. Finding also show that working in pairs allowed the students of (G2) to plan their text summaries better in L2 than the students of (G1) who worked individually.
Keywords: Linear planning, non-linear planning, pairs, handwritten mind map, text summary in L2.
INTERCULTURAL STUDIES / ÉTUDES INTERCULTURELLES
Title: THE ALGERIAN FAMILY CONTEXT THROUGH SONG
Abstract: In this study, we have analysed some Algerian songs which relates to the family universe, and to which, we can attach different sub-themes: social changes, migration, parents, nostalgia, women’s emancipation, cultural assimilation, etc. We were interested in some reactions from Internet users who tell their stories through these songs in the comments section of YouTube site.
Keywords: The family universe, song, attitudes.
Title: CODE OF READING AND GAME OF ENUNCIATION AT LAMINE BENALLOU IN LES VIES (MULTIPLES) D’ADAM
Abtract: Magical realism is a narrative mode that mixes the real with the fantastic, but in which the supernatural finds its place in the real. Lamine Benallou chooses this setting to talk about the obstacles and inconsistencies which faces Adam, a writer of North African origin left to mourning and loneliness.This article aims to show through the double enunciation, how the metaphorization of the writer in prey to paratopia in the social field allows to see the self-figure of the author.In addition, the narrator/author enunciative distinction makes it possible to understand the writing code and the reading path traced by Lamine Benallou.
Key words: Magic realism, auctorial enunciation, figure of self, social context, literary field.
Title: FEMALE WRITERS AND THE GENDER ISSUE IN EDITH WHARTON’S “WRITING A WAR STORY”
Abstract: The Great War brought about important changes in the way society perceived gender roles and norms. Women entered the public sphere because their contribution was needed to the war effort; they were assigned various jobs, which allowed them to become more independent than ever before. Stereotypes and patriarchal bias were still common, and women writers tried to use literature as a medium to propagate feminist ideas. It is the case of Edith Wharton who, although not a declared feminist, attempted to challenge patriarchal power. Her short story “Writing a War Story” introduces the reader to a plot that becomes subversive to male authority.
Keywords: Edith Wharton; gender; modernism; politics; WWI.
Title: SILENCE. SYMBOLISM AND POWER
Abstract: This study proposes to consider silence in its practical dimension, as a conduct, an aesthetic or political hold. We investigate several disciplines – linguistics, anthropology, sociolinguistics, musicology, art, etc. – to be able to underline the functions of silence through its material, symbolic and political modalities that also appeal to the analysis of discourse. Even if « there is no absolute silence » as Cage asserts, one can still list various types of silences: the eloquent silence (Ephratt 2008), the psycholinguistic, interactive and socio-cultural silence (Bruneau 1973) or its graphic counterpart, the typographical white (Dessons 2005) as well as silence as the element allowing the alternation of speaking turns (Orecchioni 1995) and many others.
Keywords: silence, power, symbolism, materiality, strategy
LANGUAGES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES / LANGAGES DE SPÉCIALITÉ
Title: MEDIEVALISM ANS POLITICAL DISCOURSE
Abstract: This article attempts to understand the situation of the use of medievalism in political discourses in France. We use a discursive analysis particularly of the notion of naming and anachronistic representation in speeches given by three political figures in France. The speeches used in this article were delivered in various circumstances linked in particular to the terrorist attacks perpetrated in France. We analyze from the angle of medievalism, the medieval representations and the names (Kleiber, 2001, 2004) used in the discourses studied.
Keywords: Medievalism, discoures, denominations, mutation, Kleiber, France
Title: THE RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE IN THE POLITICAL SCENE IN MOROCCO: SOME ASPECTS OF COLLECTIVE ETHOS
Abstract: This article provides an in-depth analysis of the religious discourse adopted by the Islamic Party in Morocco, highlighting its key characteristics and associated issues. Specifically, it focuses on the party’s pragmatic intentions and its enunciative system. Indeed, the Justice and Development Party relies on religious texts for preaching, popular mobilization, and shaping public opinion. Its objective is to present itself as the sole legitimate representative of a reformist Islamic societal project. This approach could be described as an electoral and political jihad, primarily aimed at establishing an emotional and affective connection with the masses, emphasizing legitimacy and transparency.
Keywords: religious discourse, public sphere, enunciative system, legitimacy, and credibility.
Begoña CAMPOS ESTARÁS, Adrian PENATE-SANCHEZ
Title: DESIGN OF A MATHEMATICAL TEXT ANALYSIS TOOL USING MATLAB FOR A STUDY OF LEXICAL ERRORS
Abstract: The study of the process of foreign language acquisition can be carried out from different and varied perspectives. In this case, the aim is to analyse a corpus of learners of English as a foreign language. In order to achieve this objective, it is necessary to have at least two tools at our disposal: a corpus representative of a given population and a computer application that provides an answer to our research questions. In our case, we have the Canary Islands Corpus of Written English (Wood et al., 2004) but we do not have a computer application that would allow us to analyse student errors in this corpus. To solve this problem, we have opted to use the Matlab programming and numerical calculation platform. This programming platform is increasingly being used by scientists and engineers, while its use in the humanities is progressing more slowly. Taking into account that Matlab is a programming platform, the first thing we have done is to develop a code that we make freely accessible, as well as detailing and exemplifying the functions that this programme offers for an error analysis.
Keywords: foreign language acquisition, error analysis, learner corpus, Matlab, free access code