French A2.1


To perform at level A2 (partly) of the Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (basic user).
The students should be partly able to:
1. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most
immediate relevance (e.g.: basic personal and family information, shopping, local
geography, employment).
2. communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of
information on familiar and routine matters.
3. describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and
matters in areas of most immediate needs.
4. consolidate linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competences necessary to
achieve different communicative tasks (level A2 of the Common European Framework
of Reference).
5. acquire knowledge about Francophone cultures for an awareness of interculturality.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Jean-Pierre Antoine Leger


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



French A1


BIRAS, P. et alii (2018). Défi 2, niveau A2. Paris: EMDL.

CAQUINEAU-GÜNDÜZ, M.-P. (2005). Les exercices de grammaire, niveau A2. Paris:
MIQUEL, C. (2018). Communication progressive du français, niveau intermédiaire
(A2/B1). Paris: Clé International.

Teaching method

Communicative method (with action-oriented approach) seeking to stimulate
interaction and engender increasingly autonomous learning.
Intercultural approach which raises the student’s awareness of cultural diversity
carrying out tasks which draw on communicative competences.
Frequent use of the ICT
In class teaching

Evaluation method

Método de Avaliação - 1 oral presentation(20%), 2 written tests(60%), active participation during classes (10%) + homework (10%)(20%)

Subject matter

The course resolves around various topics (shopping, health, alimentation, sport) and
presents :
1. Listening and reading activities from (semi)authentic documents (short newspaper
articles, short TV reports, audio and video recordings, etc.).
2. Oral interaction activities : simulation of authentic oral communication situations.
3. Speaking and writing activities, especially descriptive, narrative and dialogical texts.
4. Various activities for the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary necessary to
achieve different communicative tasks (personal, COD, COI, relative and demonstrative
pronouns, verb tenses passé composé, futur proche e impératif, description and