French II

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: P, V

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in French;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of French as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text.

Content (syllabus outline)

French Grammar 2:

Students gain familiarity with the verb phrase in more detail. The course focuses on the basic concepts connected with the verb phrase, such as mood, tense and aspect as well as on reported speech, conditionals and modal verbs and their semantic function in the text.

  1. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of French and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of French grammar in Slovene. Lectures are completed with tutorials where students practice the theoretical knowledge within the appropriate context.

Readings

  • JEREB, Elza (1992): Francoska slovnica po naše. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.
  • RIEGEL, PELLAT, RIOUL (1994): Grammaire méthodique du français. Pariz: PUF.
  • SCHLAMBERGER BREZAR, Mojca, MEZEG, Adriana. La morphosyntaxe et la sémantique du verbe français. 1. natis. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2010. 239 str. ISBN 978-961-237-382-5.

Prerequisites

  1. Enrollment in the first year of Interlingual Communication. Previous enrollment in the French I course.

Assessment

  • Midterm tests (40%) and exam (60%).
  1. Assessment scale: 6–10 (positive) or 1–5 (negative); in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.