French II

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By the end of the semester, students should have attained the A2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

1.Listening and Speaking: Understand frequent sentences and expressions, connected to their personal interests and to concrete situations and communicate in simple, day-to-day situations and participate in linguistic exchanges, although without complex interventions;

2. Reading and writing: Understand short, simple written texts and write a set of simple sentences, organized with simple connectors;

3. Grammar and vocabulary: Use enough vocabulary to satisfy their basic communicational needs and use simple grammar structures to communicate.

4. Phonetics: Recognize, almost without uncertainty or error, the standard-French sounds and produce, although not in a perfect way, these sounds.


1. Grammar

    1.1 Verb tenses: passé composé, imparfait, futur simples

    1.2The time shift: passé composé / imparfait

    1.3 Expressing conditions;

    1.4 Relative subordination: value and use of the €"pronoms relatifs"€

    1.5 The personal pronouns

    1.6 Subordination (time, space)

2. Phonetics

    2.1 The sounds of French (cont.)

    2.2 The "liaison"(development)

3. Thematic contents

    3.1 Shopping

    3.2 The human body and health

    3.3 Feelings

    3.4 Applying for a job

Teaching Methodologies

-       Reading out loud exercises, followed by written comprehension exercises;

-       Grammar exercises;

-       Writing exercises;

-       Listening and speaking exercises, through simulated situations;

-       Listening activities, from audio and video documents.


Antologia da disciplina, composta por documentos autênticos e didatizados, exercícios de gramática e um compêndio gramatical. Os alunos são aconselhados a consultar as seguintes obras:
Students will work with an anthology of texts, prepared by the teacher, containing authentic documents and didactical exercises and grammar exercises. The following complementary bibliography is advised:

Sylvie Poisson-Quinton, Célyne Huet-Ogle, Roxane Boulet, Anne Vergne-Sirieys, Grammaire Expliquée du Français ; Niveau Débutant, Clé International, 2003.

Josette Rey-Debove et Alain Rey (dir.), Le Nouveau Petit Robert de la Langue Française, Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française, Le Robert, 2009.



ECTS Credits



  • Teóricas - 30 hours
  • Teórico-Práticas - 30 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • 1st Frequency: 50%
  • 2nd Frequency: 50%