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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

French for Advanced Students P2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FP2 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Zuzana Panáčková (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

With the link to P1 contents, the course further develops language skills. Focus is put on reading popular science texts and on oral communication on given topics. Features typical of technical and scientific communication are stressed (passive voice, nominalization, word formation).

Requirements:

Linguistic knowledge and skills at level FP1.

Syllabus of lectures:

Topics: physics, Internet, French scientists in the history, engineering description, function, instruction for use.

Further topics from lecture notes (ondes, chaleur, température, nucléaire , chimie, lasers, vitesse de lumière, nouvelles unités).

La France: administrative division, geography, regions, francophony .

Grammar: passive voice, participial clauses, subordinate clauses, gerund, nominalization, verb formation. Compound tenses, irregular verbs - systemization. Use of prepositions after verbs when different form the mother tongue.

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: verb structures for speaking about the past and expressing possile, unreal and subjective states and actions. Compound tenses. Word formation. Infinitive and participle clauses, gerund, passivization. Pronouns review and practice. Vocabulary expansion with particular stress on specific and technical vocab. Pronunciation and spelling developed together with new vocab and grammar.

Skills:

Application of acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts: reading of general, popular science and technical texts with a dictionary, looking for specific information, summary. Correct oral communication in social environment and on technical topics(monologue and discussion), including student´s specialization. Writing of : a paper, transactional letter.

Usage of larger and more accurate vocabulary, idioms and varied grammar structures. Care of the style and spelling.

Qualify for admission to the higher level course.

Study materials:

Key references:

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

[2]Espaces II, Hachette , Paris 1990

Recommended references:

[3]Panorama 3, Clé International, Paris 2004

[4] Electronic lecture notes of the teacher

[5]La Recherche journal

Tools:

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/predmet23069505.html