Course: French 4

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Course title French 4
Course code UJP/F4
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction French
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Burešová Bohumila, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Kocourková Pavla, Mgr.
Course content
1. Introduction. Communicative activities. Celebrations and feasts. Direct object. 2. Birthday. Expressing likes. Indirect object. Vocabulary relater to cooking and recipes. 3. Civilisation: French calendar. Feasts and celebrations. Extraordinary stories.Present tense: conditional. 4. Polite requests and advice. Describing movement. At the weekend: suggesting, accepting and refusing. 5. Vocabulary related to humour. Civilisation: play on words, fun. Meaning of colours. Indirect speech. 6. Constructions ´faire+verb, laisser+verb´. Misunderstandings. Reconciliation. French: viewpoint of other nations. 7. Revision Unit 1. - 4. Midterm test. 8. French cinema. 21st century adventure: attempts to beat records. Expressions of success and failure. 9. Subjunctive: forms, use. Expressing will, duties, and feelings. Conjunctive: part 2. Expressing fear. Encouraging. 10. Sports: newspaper articles. Civilisation: the French and sports. The French and house chores. 11. Expressions of ownership. Neutral pronouns dependent and independent. 12. Unsatisfied France´: social issues. Civilisation: a part of a French film dealing with social issues. Working with texts. Credit test. 13. Test correction. Evaluation. Communicative activities.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Students' self-study, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 35 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can: - speak about their career or personal plans; - talk briefly about past events; - understand the main information from oral and written sources related to education, politics, work and leisure activities; - suggest leisure time activities.
learning outcomes
Student can: - understand instructions and advice related to learning, etc.; - understand narrations of events; - make a conversation related to topics regarding primarily Czech and French feasts, customs and habits, sports, food and cuisine; - express their opinion related to some information; - understand the programme of celebrations held on particular occasions; - write a formal and informal letter using appropriate phrases.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Baylon, Ch.; Campa, A.; Mestreit, C.; Murillo, J.; Tost, M. Forum 1 (Livre de l´éleve, cahier d´exercices). Hachette, 2000.
  • Girardet, J. ; Pécheur, J. Écho 2 - cahier personnel d´apprentissage. Paris: CLE international, 2008.
  • Girardet, J. ; Pécheur, J. Écho 2 - méthode de français. Paris: CLE international, 2008.
  • Grégoire, M.; Thievenaz, O. Grammaire progressive du français - niveau intermédiaire. Paris. CLE international, 2003.
  • Leroy-Miquel, C.; Goliot-Lété, A. Vocabulaire progressif du français - niveau intermédiaire. CLE, 1997.
  • Miquel, C. Vocabulaire progressif du français - niveau débutant. Paris: CLE international, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 3 Summer