French for Beginners Z3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FZ3 Z 1 0+4 Czech
Věra Šlechtová (guarantor)
Department of Humanities and Languages

The course builts upon 04FZ2. Basic linguistic knowledge and skills are developed. The contents is given by lessons 14 - 18 of the textbook: Pravda - Pravdová: French for Beginners. Topics, functions and situations are complemented from other materials. Stress is put on oral communication in dialogues and on reading, both for information and loud as part of pronunciation practice. Reading covers short adapted texts of general interest first, and later popular science texts.


Linguistic knowledge and skills at the level of FZ2 course.

Syllabus of lectures:

Functions, situations, topics: family, job, description of a city, town, place, means of transport, comparison, stressing a part of speech, travelling, information about time (month, year, date), French culture, museums, painting and sculpture.

Grammar structures: irregular verbs and their tenses and forms, interrogative pronouns, abbreviation of object subordinate clauses, conditional, adverbs and their position, grading adjectives and adverbs, adverbial y

Reading of short general and popular science texts.

Lessons 14-18 of the textbook: Pravda-Pravdová: Francouzština pro začátečníky,

plus parts of lessons 8-10 Espace 1

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:


Fundamentals of phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexis are further developed.

Vocabulary is expanded by the topic of studies at technical university. Grammar structures include irregular verbs, adverbs, adjectives, comparison and peronal pronouns. Pronunciation and orthography are developed in connection with new grammar and vocab.


Application of acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional context, both in speaking and writing. Oral communication in everyday situations and on chosen topic, some of them subtechnical or popular science. Reading of adapted or simpler texts with a dictionary. Writing answers, messages, personal letter, essay.

Meeting the requirements for advance to a higher level course.

Study materials:

Key references:

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

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

Recommended references:

[3]Espaces I, Hachette, Paris 1990

[4]Electronic lecture notes of the teacher


Dictionaries, handbooks, grammar tables, audio program, autocorrective exercises, the Internet, language classroom,

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