French for Beginners Z5

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04FZ5 Z 1 0+4 Czech
Věra Šlechtová (guarantor)
Department of Humanities and Languages

All four skills acquired in FZ4 are further developed, as well as technical language. Students prepare a paper on a chosen popular science topic. They present it orally in the class. The general contents is covered by lessons 24 - 26 of the textbook: Pravda-Pravdova, French for Beginners, and is complemented from other materials.

Topics: on physics from lecture notes, success of French science and technology, information about France.

Grammar is systemized and complemented with syntax (subordinate clauses, typical conjunctions, subjunctive clauses, gerund, passive.


Lingustic knowledge and skills at level FZ4.

Syllabus of lectures:

Topics, situations, functions: free time (expansion, summarization), requests, expansion of the topic „my school, my studies, branch, specialization“, success of French science in history.

Language structures: pronouns - expansion and summarization, irregular verbs - expansion and summarization, other cases of conjunctive, indirect question, abbreviation of subordinate clauses with infinitive, subordinate clauses and their conjunctions, passé simple (passively), compound tenses, expression of anteriority.

Specialized language: participle clauses, nominalization, gérund, present and past participle, passive

Papers, presentations: French scientists important in my branch, paper and presentation from the field of student´s future specialization .

The course covers lessons 24-26 of the textbook French for Beginners, lecture notes French for engineering students of FJFI and is complemented with some topics from Espace 2.

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:


Knowledge of grammar is expanded and systemized, stress is put on structures typical of specialized, technical and science texts. Vocabulary is expanded mainly by specific expressions of mathematics, physics (chemistry). Pronunciation and orthography are developed together 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 general topics, oral presentation on technical, popular science or students´ specialization topics. Reading for information, summary, discussion. Writing an application, CV.

Meeting the requirements for taking examination.

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 II, Hachette, Paris 1990

[4]Panorama II,Clé International, Paris 2004

[5]Electronic lecture notes of the teacher



Dictionaries, handbooks, grammar tables, audio program,la Recherche journal, language classroom, the Internet

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