French A2.2


To perform at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (basic user).
The students should be fully able to:

1. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g.: basicpersonal and family information, shopping, local geography, workplace).

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

Âzar Babasafari Renani, Cristina Clemente Monteiro


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



Prerequisites: French A2.1


  • Biras, P. et alii (2018). Défi 2, niveau A2. Paris: EMDL (unidades 5 a 8).
  • Caquineau-Gündüz, M.-P. (2005). Les exercices de grammaire, niveau A2. Paris: Hachette.
  • Sirejois, E. (2015). Communication en dialogues, 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

Continuous assessment - 2 written tests (60%) + 1 oral presentation (20%)(80%), Active participation during classes (10%) + homework (10%)(20%)

Subject matter

The course resolves around various topics (educational system, working organization, architecture, travels) and presents:
1. listening and reading activities from 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 and strengthening of grammar and vocabulary necessary to achieve different communicative tasks (verb tenses imparfait, futur simple and conditionnel présent, expression of wish, condition and duration).