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French for Intermediate Students M2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FM2 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Věra Šlechtová
Department of Humanities and Languages

Course FM2 builds on FM1. Linguistic structures and competence acquired in previous study are systemized and expanded. Reading popular science texts, features typical for technical and scientific language (passives, nominalization, word formation). Topics: physics, power engineering, environment, Internet, success of French science and technology, French scientists, artists and architects. Description of an object, device, shapes, dimensions, material.


Linguistic knowledge and competence corresponding to the M1 course.

Syllabus of lectures:

Revision and systemization of grammar structures: simple future tense, subjonctif, passive, subordinate clauses, nominalization, word formation (items occurring in technical and scientific texts). Reading popular science and technical texts, interpretation, summaries.

General topics: Old and modern architecture, regions in France

Specific topics from Lecture notes (waves, temperatures, nuclear power, lasers history of speed of light measurement...)

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:


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. 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.


Application of acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts: reading of general, popular science and technical texts with a dictionary, skimming, scanning, summary. Correct oral communication in social environment and on technical topics, including student´s specialization. Writing of : a paper, transactional letter.

Qualify for admission to the higher level course.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]Lecture notes:

Z. Panáčková: French for Engineering students of FJFI, ČVUT 2002

[2]Espace II, Hachette , Paris 1990

Recommended references:

[3]Panorama 2, Clé International, Paris 2004

[4]Lessons 5 - 8 of electronic lecture notes on the web site of the teacher


La Recherche journal, handbooks, dictionaries, audio program, map, language classroom, the Internet

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