French for Intermediate Students M1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04XFM1 Z 2 0+2 Czech
In order to register for the course 04XFM2, the student must have received credit for the course 04XFM1 in a previous semester.
Garant předmětu:
Věra Šlechtová
Věra Šlechtová
Department of Humanities and Languages

French - intermediate FM

The objective of this three-semester course is to improve and further develop communication in the French language in both written and oral form. Students will be able to communicate in social interaction and in academic, scientific and professional environment. They will be able to use the language to transmit general and technical information and to solve problems.


The course builds on and further develops linguistic competence acquired at secondary school. It revises, systemizes and expands language skills gained in previous study. The following topics are covered: University studies in our country and in France, writing of transactional letters, CV, personal statement, request, answer to an advert, French culture and geography, Paris.

Topics of specialization: mathematics, physics. Reading technical and popular science texts, work based on these texts.


French language knowledge/competence at level A2 of CEFR(Common European Framework)

Syllabus of lectures:

Topics of the course: university and higher education studies in our country and in France, writing personal and official letters, applications, cv, answer to a job advert, topics from French culture, Paris.

Specific topics: Mathematics, Physics - Mechanics. Reading and interpreting technical/popular science texts.

Language structures - revision, expansion: articles, nouns and adjectives, position, irregular plurals, irregular verbs, reflective verbs, imperative, past tenses passé composé and imparfait,numerals, numbers, time, demonstrative and object pronouns.

Functions and general topics are revised (agreement, opinion, town, getting around).

Syllabus of tutorials:

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

Study Objective:


Knowledge of morphology, syntax, and lexis at the level appropriate to the course, namely: regular and irregular verb structures in present, past and future tenses, condition, modality. Adjectives, comparison, adverbs, pronouns. Vocabulary expansion, both general and specific (of mathematics and physics). Pronunciation and spelling developed together with new vocab and grammar.


Application of acquired knowledge in everyday communication and in more professional contexts. Reading for information of general and popular science texts, extracting information, global understanding. Oral communication in everyday and typical student´s situation, delivering a presentation on a technical topic. Writing of: a formal letter, cv, instruction for use, presentation on a technical or popular science topic.

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 I, Hachette , Paris 1990

Recommended references:

[3]Panorama 2, Clé International, Paris 2004

[4]Lessons 1 - 5 of electronic lecture notes

[5]Journal La Recherche,

Teaching aids:

grammar handbooks, dictionaries, audio program, map, French Painting Publication, classroom for language study, the Internet

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Data valid to 2024-06-22
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