Foreign Language – French

Base Knowledge

Not applicable

Teaching Methodologies

. 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%)


Learning Results

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.



Communication contents:

. Greetings and farewells

. Introductions

.Talking about people

.Starting a conversation

.Congratulating/Showing appreciation

.Making suggestions and accepting / refusing invitations

.Describing people

.Expressing doubt

.Expressing preferences

.Summarizing and reporting

Language contents:


Verbs : ask, eat, have, be, do, make, go (or leave), take, put, come and “verbes pronominaux” in the

Present Indicative

Past and Future

The negative phrase « ne … pas »

Nationalities and jobs

Greeting phrases

Congratulating phrases


The lexicon of feelings

Time expressions

The lexicon of describing physical and moral appearance



Socio-cultural contents:

Greeting forms






Being polite

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


Grading Methods

Continuing Evaluation
  • - 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: