. Grammar exercises (notions, sistematization and application)
. Written comprehension development exercises
. Oral comprehension development exercises
. Activities for oral comprehension development:
– Phonetics and reading exercises;
– Short oral presentations;
– Describing people, places and situations;
– Expressing thoughts and emotions;
– Verbal interaction and debate.
. Written exercises:
– Answering questions;
– Writing short texts;
– Translating short texts;
– Transformation practice.
An active methodology will be favoured to encourage individual research and participation in class.
Homework will be assigned for students to practice the skills and contents learned in class by answering
questions on texts read and discussed in class, translating and researching.
Test evaluation will be based on:
1) Attendance, participation in class and home work assignments (20%)
2) One written test (80%). Final exam (100%)
A. Comprehension, oral and written skills
1–to understand frequently used vocabulary and phrases; to travel with autonomy; to access information on culture and civilization.
2-to read and pronounce correctly.
3–to communicate in day-to-day situations about usual subjects and activities, to Express one’s personal ideas or views on civilization or culture.
4–to use French in everyday life situations or in short conversations.
5–to write short and simple messages about daily activities and to give one’s opinion on civilization or cultural matters.
B. Socio-cultural and intercultural skills
1 – Recognizing specific features of everyday life.
2 – Recognizing specific features of behaviour in interpersonal relations.
3 – Recognizing specific gestures and actions in non-verbal communication.
4 – Learning hospitality customs and habits.
5 – Learning some features about the geography, civilization and culture of France and French-speaking countries.
. Greetings and farewells
.Talking about people
.Starting a conversation
.Making suggestions and accepting / refusing invitations
.Summarizing and reporting
Verbs : ask, eat, have, be, do, make, go (or leave), take, put, come and “verbes pronominaux” in the
Past and Future
The negative phrase « ne … pas »
Nationalities and jobs
The lexicon of feelings
The lexicon of describing physical and moral appearance
Forms of address
Gestures and attitudes of joy and unhappiness
Religious and civilian festivities
The geography of France (overseas territories included)
The most important historical events
- - class participation - 20.0%
- - test - 80.0%
- - 100 - 100.0%
Dicionários e gramáticas / Dictionaries and grammar books:
Le petit Robert
Dicionário Verbo/ Hachette. Francês/Português, Editorial Verbo,
Grégoire, Maia, Grammaire Progressive du Français. Niveau débutant. Clé International/Porto editora.
Manuais / Textbooks
Dollez, Catherine et Né, Marie-Françoise, Forum. Méthode de Français 1, Hachette Livre, Paris, 2006.
Roesch, Roselyne et Rolle-Harold, Rosalba, La France au quotidien, Pug, Grenoble, 2006.
O material para as aulas de Francês, bem como outras referências bibliográficas que se revelem
necessárias, será fornecido aos alunos ao longo do semestre.
The material for the classes, as well as further reading references, will be supplied to the students
throughout the semester.
Sítios Internet / Websites: