Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France
“The Teaching of Writing Skills in French Universities: The Case of the Université Stendhal, Grenoble III” By Francoise Boch and Catherine Frier
The article first recounts the evolution of the teaching of writing skills in French universities since the 1980sand shows how university traditions in this matter have been subject to a profound shift in recent years. The second part gives a brief presentation of the Université Stendhal in Grenoble, which was required as of 2010, like all other universities, to put in place classes focusing on writing skills. Finally, the third part seeks to analyze the effects of a pedagogical measure that has been tested over the past three years at the Université Stendhal in the context of a class in the methodology of academic writing for first-year linguistics students.