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La pragmatique de l'écrit en français de spécialité : cas du français pour le tourisme, hôtellerie et restauration dans les universités kenyanes

Abstract : Because of its focus on the teaching of French for tourism, hospitality and catering (FTHR), this study is situated in the teaching of language for special purposes. In this field, the teaching is designed to be based on the needs of the learner and it is on the basis of this premise that this we sought to find out whether writing is part of the learner’s needs in FTHR in Kenya. To do this, we endeavoured to determine the needs to find out the immediate and future needs of the FTHR students. The establishing of immediate needs was based on discerning the expectations and the motivation of the students concerning the learning of FTHR. On the other hand, establishing the future needs relied on finding out their professional aspirations as well as the actual competences required in the targeted job markets.To establish these needs, we collected data from four categories of people: students enrolled in the bachelor of tourism and hospitality programs in the Kenyan universities, teachers in charge of these programs, old students who did FTHR in the Kenyan universities and finally the professionals already working in the tourism and hospitality sectors. We did this by means of questionnaires, individual and collective and interviews. We then analysed the data both quantitatively and qualitatively. The data collected revealed that the factors that motivate students to learn French are mainly pragmatic in nature. The study also demonstrated that oral expression is the most desired competence by the students. In addition to that, analysis of the jobs exercised by the professionals and the competences required reveal that very little written French, if any is needed at the job market.
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Lily Chemutai Koske. La pragmatique de l'écrit en français de spécialité : cas du français pour le tourisme, hôtellerie et restauration dans les universités kenyanes. Linguistique. Université de Lorraine, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019LORR0216⟩. ⟨tel-02515288⟩



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