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2019/2020

French for Advanced Students P1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FP1 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Zuzana Panáčková (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

04FP advanced course

The objective of this three-semester course is to improve and further develop communication in the French language in both written and oral form. Students will be able to communicate in social interaction and in academic, scientific and work environment. They will be able to use the language to transmit general and technical information and to solve problems.

04FP1

The course builds on and further develops linguistic competence acquired at secondary school. Difficult grammar topics are repeated and expanded: subjonctif, passé composé-imparfait, pronouns. The following specific topics are covered: University studies in our country and in France, writing of transactional letters, CV, personal statement, request, answer to an advert, environmental issues, success of French science and technology, chosen topics from French regional culture, Paris.

Topics of specialization: mathematics, internet, physics, chemistry. Reading of technical and popular science texts, further work with these texts and interpretation.

Requirements:

B1 level according to SERR

Syllabus of lectures:

Grammar topics: subjonctif, passé composé-imparfait, pronouns. Specific topics: University studies in our country and in France, writing of transactional letters, CV, personal statement, request, answer to an advert. Famous French scientists, geography of France, French culture. Topics of specialization: mathematics, internet, physics (chemistry). Reading of technical and popular science texts, further work with these texts and their interpretation.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: correct use of regular and irregular verb forms to express the present, past and future. Modality. Irregular plurals of nouns and adjectives, comparison, adverbs and pronouns. General, and specialized vocabulary of mathematics and physics is expanded.

Skills:

Application of acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts: reading of general, popular science and technical texts, finding specific information, global understanding. Correct oral communication in social environment and situations typical of students´life, presentation on general, popular science or technical topic. Understanding spoken language ( dialogue, monologue, presentation) delivered at slower - normal speed. Writing of : CV, paper, transactional letter, instruction for use.

Meeting the requirements for advance to a higher level course.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Z.Panáčková, French for Engineering Students of FJFI, ČVUT 2002

[2]Espaces I, Hachette, Paris 1990

[3]Espaces II, Hachette, Paris 1990

Recommended references:

[4]Panorama 2, Clé International, Paris 2004

[5] Electronic lecture notes of the teacher

[6]La Recherche journal

Teaching aids:

dictionaries, grammar handbooks, audio program, autocorrective exercises, language classroom, the Internet

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
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Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-18
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23069405.html