Subject: French A1.2

Scientific Area:

Languages

Workload:

64 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS

Language:

Portuguese

Overall objectives:

1. - The contents of the Foreign Language, French A1 are divided into six distinct units (twelve lessons) according to the twelve correspondent themes or topics. Therefore the contents of the Foreign Language, French A1.1. are divided into three units (six lessons) according to six correspondents topics. The vocabulary, the grammar, the pronunciation, the reading and the writing are progressively introduced to every lesson of the correspondent units. The importance in this level is the close association between the different activities : oral, written and understanding ones: communication skills in the language of learning.

Syllabus:

1. - Lesson FOUR
1.2. - Grammatical structure. Grammatical development
1.2.1. - Negative form "ne ... pas"
1.2.2. - Irregular verb "faire"
1.2.3. - Negative form "ne ... pas de"
1.2.4. - Irregular form of feminine adjectives « long, vieux, nouveau, beau ». Formes « vieil, nouvel, bel » devant une voyelle ou un « h » muet. Feminin forme of adjectives in « -f », and in « -eux » ; jaloux, jalouse
1.2.5. - Place of adjectives
1.2.6. - Negative form of "ne ... jamais"
1.2.7. - Expression : "avoir besoin de"
1.2.8. - Oral practice
1.2.9. - Oral and written exercises
2. - LESSON FOUR BIS
2.1. - Situations : "Parlez-vous français ?"
2.2. - Reading : « Vie d'étudiant ». « En France ? »
2.3. - Practice oral communication
2.4. - Oral or written exercises
2.5. - Pronunciation
2.6. - New expressions
2.7. - Revision : Grammatical exercises
2.8. - « Chanson d'automne » : poem written by Paul Verlaine
3 - LESSON FIVE (2nd Level)
3.1. - Grammatical structure. Grammatical development
3.2. - Irregular verb "aller"
3.3. - Definite articles 'contractés': "au" et "aux"
3.4. - Indefinite pronoun "on"
3.5. - Second group of verbs: « finir »
3.6. - Definite article "contracté" : "des"
3.7. - Preposition "chez"
3.8. - Plural of nouns and adjectives in "-al" and in "-au"
3.9. - Oral practice
3.10 - Oral or written exercises
4. - LESSON FIVE BIS
4.1. - Situations : « Tu » ou « Vous »?
4.2. - Reading : "Pleasure of seasons"
4.3. - Practice of oral communication
4.4. - Oral or written exercises
4.5. - Pronunciation
4.6. - New expressions
5. - LESSON SIX
5.1. - Grammatical structures. Grammatical development
5.2. - Personal pronouns « moi, vous, toi, nous, lui, elle, eux, elles »
5.3. - Comparative of adjectives
5.4. - Irregular verb "savoir"
5.5. - Relative pronoun "qui"
5.6. - Two verbs used simultaneously
5.7. - Near future
5.8. - Nouns of professions after the verb "être"
5.9. - Oral practice
5.10. - Oral or written exercises
6. - LESSON SIX BIS
6.1. - Situations : Ma famille, ta famille
6.2. - Reading : Lettre de Michèle à sa correspondante américaine
6.3. - Practice: oral communication
6.4. - Oral or written exercises
6.5. - Pronunciation
6.6 - New expressions
7. - CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE ANS PROGRESSIVE VOCABULARY IN FRENCH
7.1. - Traditional celebrations in France : January - August
7.2. - Current vocabulary of classes'intructions: understanding the teacher's instructions (continuation)
7.3. - Le corps - Les mouvements Progressive vocabulaire in French Le corps - les mouvements La santé La description physique Les vêtements - Les couleurs La maison - Le logement

Literature/Sources:

Bérard, É., , 2007 , Grammaire du français. Comprendre, réfléchir, communiquer. Niveaux A1/A2 du Cadre européen commun de référence. , Editions Didier
Carvalho de O. , 2007 , Gramática do Francês Fundamental. Ensino Básico; Ensino Secundário. , Porto Editora
Descotes-Genon, Ch., Morsel, M.-H, Richou, C. , 1993 , L'exercisier, L'expression française pour le niveau intermédiaire , PUG, Flem, Grenoble
Glaud, L., Lannier, M., Loiseau, Y. , 2015 , Grammaire essentielle du français. A1/A2.100% FLE , Editions Didier
Grégoire, M., Thiévenaz, O. , 2003 , Grammaire progressive du français , Porto Editora, CLE International.
Larousse , 2004 , Gramática de Francês. Guia Essencial da Gramática Francesa. Companheiro Ideal de Revisões Para Todos Os Estudantes de Francês. , Larousse
Miquel, C. , 2016 , Vocabulaire Progressif du Français.2e Édition avec 280 exercices , CLE International.
Pucciani/Hamel , 2002 , Langue & Langage 5E. Le français par le français , Thomson. Custom Publishers, USA.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Methods of Teaching : Multi-approach - Don't use the students' mother tongue (Portugese) - Expositive classes, theories and practices at the same time with the presentation in Power Point (videoprojector) - Use of the Internet: cultural activities (pictures, geographical maps, authentical texts, etc.) - Discussion according to various topics and/or the theoretical contents - Readings and discussions - Oral presentations / workshops - Games (Objects description, personal portraits, etc. Gests - Use of dictionaries (Portuguese / French) - Dialogs simulation Assessment of the students' learning : The students' assessment or the skills' acquisitions regarding the French language knowledge of French A1.2 (Elementary level) is through the regular assessment (the average of two written exams (70%) and a Mini-project - Oral presentation with Power Point, under the teacher's supervision), and at last, attendance : 80% of the lectures.