French for Advanded Students P3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FP3 Z 1 0+2 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Věra Šlechtová
Věra Šlechtová
Department of Humanities and Languages

The course is focused on systemization and improvement of acquired linguistic competence, skills and knowledge, and their use for communication in engineering environment. Special skill - translation of shorter texts (both from and into the language). Writing of a paper and making oral presentation in-class. The paper generally covers a technical /applied science topic. It is a creative work compiled from 3 French sources. Preparation of several set topics for oral examination.


Entrance level of FP2 course.

Syllabus of lectures:

General culture topics : architecture, history of scientific discoveries and inventions (Tunnel sous La Manche, Pendule de Foucault, Histoire de l´Aviation, Architecture ancienne et nouvelle)

Writing practice, text organisation (incl. cohesion, coherence). Writing an outline, paragraphs, a paper

Grammar: simple past (le passé simple), conditional of uncertainty, subordinate clauses, participle clauses, indirect speech, (questions), tricky use of pronouns, logical connectors

Preparation of a project - written paper and its oral presentation. Preparation of several set topics for oral examination.

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:


Knowledge of morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: types of clauses, participle

sentences, indirect speech and question, verbal phrase, punctuation, irregularities.


Reading of authentic general, poplular science and technical texts, extracting information, summarizing. Correct oral communication in social and everyday situations, communication on specific / technical topics. Writing a presentation and transactional letters. Translation of shorter texts (both ways). Use of larger and more accurate vocabulary, idioms and varied grammar structures. Care of the style and spelling.

Meeting the requirements for taking examination.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1]Lecture notes: Z.Panáčková: French for Engineering students of FJFI, ČVUT 2002

[2]Panorama 3, Clé International, Paris 2004

Recommended references:

[3]Espace III, Hachette, Paris 1991

[4]journal La Recherche

Teaching aids:

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

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