FJ1010 French Phonetics 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Zdeňka Schejbalová, Ph.D. (lecturer), PhDr. Zdeňka Schejbalová, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdeňka Schejbalová, Ph.D.
Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Barbora Hůrková
Supplier department: Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Wed 29. 9. to Wed 8. 12. each odd Wednesday 8:00–9:50 učebna 51
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
FJ1010/01: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 15:00–16:50 učebna 55, Z. Schejbalová
FJ1010/02: Thu 23. 9. to Thu 16. 12. Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 55, Z. Schejbalová
FJ1010/03: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 11:00–12:50 učebna 65, Z. Schejbalová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the lecture is: to acquire the basic knowledge on the issues of general and French phonetics; to understand the ways and place of articulation of individual phones of French sound system, the basic suprasegmental phenomena, ie. liaison, stress, rhythm, intonation, particularly the difficult ones for a Czech user (mastering the system of the international phonetic transcription is also included); to apply the acquiered knowledges and skills at school. In the seminar, students will practice individual sounds of the French phonetic system, the correct spelling - dictations, language skills and correct pronunciation - training of poems by heart, recording of students pronunciation and its analysis, listen to recordings of native speakers , international phonetic transcription training. Students can work independently because this course has an e-learning support.
Learning outcomes
After the lecture student will be able to: - discuss the problems of general phonetics and French phonetics; - describe the manner and places of individual voice articulation - overwrite the text in the international phonetic transcription API - apply the knowledge and skills in practice. After the course student will be able to: - improve the pronunciation of individual phonemes in the French phone system; - practice spelling, speech skills and correct pronunciation; - practice international phonetic transcription.
  • 1. Introduction to the French phonological system. 2. Respiratory system, organs of speech. 3. Overview of French oral vowels. 4. Overview of French nasal vowels. 5. Overview of French semi-vowels. 6. Overview of French consonants. 7. The concept of phoneme and sound. 8. Construction of the French syllable and of the French rhythmic group. 9. Accent and intonation - basic intonation patterns. 10. Liaison and enchaînement. 11. Aspects of fluent speech - assimilation, elision. 12. Phonetic errors of Czech students. Syllabus of seminars (one chapter = 2 weeks) 1. Oral vowels with one timbre. 2. Oral vowels with two timbres. 3. Nasal vowels. 4. Semi- vowels. 5. Consonants. 6. Dictations - practicing of correct spelling, reciting of poems - pronunciation practice, practice of phonetic transcription API.
    required literature
  • DOHALSKÁ, Marie and Oľga SCHULZOVÁ. Fonetika francouzštiny. Vyd. 3., rozš. Praha: Karolinum, 2008. 236 s. ISBN 9788024614717. info
  • FENCLOVÁ, Marie. Fonetika francouzštiny jako lingvodidaktický problém. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Pedagogická fakulta, 2003. 108 s. ISBN 8072901265. info
    recommended literature
  • Canal, G.,L., Schejbalová, Z. Dictées et textes à corriger. Brno: MU, 2017.
  • ABRY, Dominique and Marie-Laure CHALARON. Les 500 exercices de phonétique. Paris: Hachette, 2013. 192 s. ISBN 9782011556981. info
  • LÉON, Pierre R., Monique LÉON, Françoise LÉON and Alain THOMAS. Phonétique du FLE : prononciation : de la lettre au son. Edited by Francis Carton. Paris: Armand Colin, 2009. 142 s. ISBN 9782200355647. info
  • SCHEJBALOVA, Zdeňka. Francouzská a česká lingvistická terminologie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2001. 53 pp. ISBN 80-210-2734-7. info
Teaching methods
Lecture. Seminary, discussion, presentation, consultations (combined study - Primary and Nursery school.
Assessment methods
Requirements for lecture ending: test (as a successful test is considered one with at least 70 % right answers). Requirements for seminar ending: active participation 70%(not applicable for combined study - Primary and Nursery schools - at least half of the consultations is required here) dictate, phonetic transcription of sentences, reciting of poetry, vocabulary.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Studenti Učitelství pro MŠ a pro 1. stupeň ZŠ skládají na konci jarního semestru soubornou zkoušku spolu s Francouzštinou pro začátečníky 4 (FJ0004).
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Učitelství pro MŠ a 1. st. ZŠ komb. 8 hod. konzultací.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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