French 1

Academic year
Subject Area
French Language
Language of Instruction
Other Languages of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites


Teaching Methods

Grammar, lexicon and language uses are learned through practice in class and in homework. Students will also work with multimodal products. These are designed to help them to develop their communication skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Learning Outcomes

- To foster the contact with nuclear French language structures related to basic communication skills.

- To introduce communicative tasks in different areas of social and academic life in French. These will help students to master communicative, linguistic and social knowledge and know-how;

- To train foreign language learning strategies to be used in subsequent levels;

- To prepare students for mobility programmes in French-speaking higher education institutions.

Work Placement(s)



Topics: Persons - Places - Ideas- France - Main holidays and celebrations - University

Grammar: Declarative, Interrogative, Negative and Imperative sentences - Verbs (PI, PC, IMP, IMPER, COND, FUT) - Subject personal pronouns - Noun and Adjective - Determiners - Quantifiers and quantity expressions - Time and space adverbs and prepositions

Phonetics: Pronunciation, intonation, accent - Phonemes / graphemes - Vowels / Consonants - Liaisons / Ellisions - Spelling

Vocabulary: Self-presentations - work and leisure activities - family - animals and plants - objects, colours, shapes, time, weather, numbers

Language uses: Formal and informal greeting and adressing forms - formal / informal writing - Personal questions/answers - Information requests/answers - Written forms filling - Preenchimento de documentos escritos

Head Lecturer(s)

Maria Elisabeth Pedrosa Alves Duarte

Assessment Methods

Periodic Assessment
Mini Tests: 25.0%
Other: 25.0%
Frequency: 50.0%

Final Assessment
Exam: 100.0%


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