French language 2

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 105

Course Description

Objectives and subject-specific competences

Developing linguistic and communication ability in French.Developing ability in oral and written expression in French.Enhancing French vocabulary.Practice and use of basic grammatical terminology.Developing ability to perform grammatical text analysis.Learning about the syntax and morphology of French parts of speech.Strengthened knowledge of morphological changes in inflected parts of speech and their syntactic functions.Developing reading and listening comprehension ability.

Description of content

French grammar: Students learn about inflected and uninflected non-verbal parts of speech and appertaining grammatical categories. They reinforce their knowledge of morphological changes on inflected parts of speech. They familiarize themselves with the basic syntactic functions of non-verbal parts of speech and in this way reinforce their knowledge of basic morphosyntactic relationships in French with an emphasis on the use of the article and other determiners, and the use of prepositions. The students identify and learn about special features and differences in comparison with their native language

Themes discussed: Classification of parts of speechNouns: Semantic features, types, gender, number; syntactic features, conversion.Adjectives: Types, gender, number, comparison, use of comparative forms; syntactic features.Determiners: articles, adjectival pronouns, numerals; forms and use.Pronouns: Personal, possessive, demonstrative, relative, interrogative, indefinite; forms and use.Adverbs: Types, formation, use and meaning of prepositions and prepositional phrases: forms, use and meaning.Conjunctions: Types and use.Interjections: Types and meaning.

Language exercises: Analysis of various texts, written and oral; language registers; vocabulary enhancement; familiarizing the students with specific knowledge areas and idiomatic expression. Special emphasis is placed on French idiomatics and stylistics by discussing fixed word combinations and language registers.

Basic bibliography

Jereb, E. (1995): Francoska slovnica po naše, Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založbaRiegel, M., J. C. Pellat, R. Rioul (1994): Grammaire méthodique du français, Paris: PUFBeaujeu, C. M. et al. (1991): 350 exercices de grammaire (Cours de civilisation française de la Sorbonne), niveau supérieur I, II (et Corrigés), Paris: Hachette, Exerçons-nous collectionAbbadie, Ch., B. Chovelon, M.H. Morsel (1985): L'Expression française écrite et orale, Grenoble: PUG5. Sirejols, E.: Le Nouvel Entraînez-vous: 450 nouveaux exercices. 2 vol. (intermédiaire, avancé), CLE international

Conditions for inclusion or to undertake work required

Enrollment in the second year of the Interlingual Communication course.
Methods of assessment and the assessment scale:
The final passing grade is the average of passing grades from both cycles. The grades from individual cycles are:
French grammar: written and oral exam;
French language exercises: 2 midterm exams, final exam.
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.