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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

French for Beginners Z1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FZ1 Z 1 0+4 Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Zuzana Panáčková (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

French for beginners

The objective of this 5-level course is to be able to communicate in French orally and in writing in situations of everyday life , in socializing and in professional life. The course includes French for specific / technical communication and reading of popular science and scientific texts.

04FZ1

The objective is to be able to communicate at elementary level, actively using the knowledge of chosen elementary language. The contents is roughly outlined by lessons 1 - 7 of the textbook Pravda - Pravdová, French for beginners (Francouzština pro začátečky). It is extended with situations of communication and functions from the textbook Espaces I, lessons 1-4 : introductions, personal information, asking and giving the directions, simple instructions and questions.

Special attention is paid to pronunciation. Spelling is explained in connection with pronunciation and grammar.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Introductions, personal information, asking and telling the way, simple instructions, questions.

Name of the university and faculty.

Elementary language structures: verbs be, have, other regular and irregular verbs in present tense, imperative. Nominal part of a sentence, definite and indefinite article, noun, adjective. Personal pronoun subject, object, demonstrative, interrogative. Immediate future tense.

The contents covers lessons 1 - 7 of the textbook: Pravda-Pravdová, French for beginners and is expanded by situations and functions of lessons 1 - 4 from the textbook Espaces 1.

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexis and orthography at the level appropriate to the course, namely:

elementary grammar, vocabulary, current idioms. Pronunciation and spelling rules.

Skills:

Understanding of, and simple communication in elementary situations, on chosen topics and using simple language functions (personal data, introductions, thanking, questions, agreements, disagreement).In

dialogue.

Meeting the requirements for advance to a higher level course(FZ2).

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]Pravda-Pravdová: French for Beginners(Le français pour vous), Leda, 2.vydání 2006

[2]Espaces I, Hachette, Paris 1990

Recommended references:

[3]Electronic lecture notes of the teacher

Tools:

audio program, autocorrective exercises, map of France, grammar tables, dictionary, language classroom

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 2019-09-22
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet23069905.html