CJVF2B French for Academic Purposes II.

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Eliška Dudešková (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Šindelářová Skupeňová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eliška Dudešková
Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Dana Plíšková
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Arts Division - Language Centre
Thu 8:00–9:40 L41
FAKULTA ( FF )&& TYP_STUDIA ( BMN )&&! OBOR ( B - FJ_ )&&! OBOR ( N - FJU_ )&&! PROGRAM ( FNPRGJpSFR )&&! OBOR ( N - FJ_ )&&! OBOR ( FJ ) &&! OBOR ( PFJ ) &&! OBOR ( FJU )|| OBOR ( MUSFF )
This course is for students with B1+ - B2 level of CEFR.
The course is intended as a one-semester or as a follow-up to CJVF1B.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to achieve the B2 level (based on the Common European Framework of Reference) of French language competence. Students should understand the main ideas of relatively complex text on both concrete and academic/professional topics, including discussions in their field of specialisation; can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of academic/professional subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Listening: can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar; can understand most media news and current affairs programmes. Reading: can read academic/professional texts without great difficulty; can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt a particular stance or viewpoint. Spoken interaction: can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible; can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining their views. Written interaction: can write formal and informal letters, emails, applications and cover letters. Spoken production: can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of academic/professional subjects related to their field of study and interest; can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Written production: can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to their field of study and interest; can write a short academic text, summary, and resume passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. Grammar accuracy: shows a relatively high degree of grammatical control; does not make errors which cause misunderstanding, and can correct most of their mistakes; can also use some complex sentence forms. Grammar and language fluency: can produce stretches of language with a fairly even tempo; although they can be hesitant as they search for patterns and expressions, there are few noticeably long pauses. Coherence: can use a limited number of cohesive devices to link their utterances into clear, coherent discourse, though there may be some short pauses in a long contribution.
Learning outcomes
- analyse texts from various scientific disciplines - discuss academic and current topics - write an academic text (argumentative essay) - deliver an academic presentation - use grammar structures corresponding to B2 language level
  • Textes are selected from folloving disciplines:
  • philology, lingvistics, anthropology
  • Literature
  • Literary theory
  • Philosophy
  • Art history
  • History and memory
    recommended literature
  • BOULARES, Michèle and Jean-Louis FRÉROT. Grammaire progressive du français : avec 400 excercices. Paris: CLE International, 2001. 192 s. ISBN 2090338625. info
  • BLOOMFIELD, Anatole and Emmanuelle DAILL. DELF B2 : 200 activités : [nouveau diplôme]. [Paris]: CLE International, 2006. 157 s. ISBN 9782090352313. info
  • SIRÉJOLS, Évelyne and Pierre CLAUDE. Grammaire : le nouvel entraînez-vous avec 450 nouveaux exercices. Paris: CLE International, 2001. 224 s. ISBN 2090338334. info
  • POISSON-QUINTON, Sylvie, Reine MIMRAN and Michèle MAHÉO-LE COADIC. Grammaire expliquée du français : niveau intermédiaire : exercices. [Paris]: Cle International, 2003. 224 s. ISBN 2090337044. info
  • LARGER, Nicole and Reine MIMRAN. Vocabulaire expliqué du français. Niveau intermédiaire. Paris: CLE International, 2004. 288 s. ISBN 2090337192. info
  • HEU, Élodie and Jean-Jacques MABILAT. Édito. 3e édition. [Paris]: Didier, 2015. 223 stran. ISBN 9782278080984. info
Teaching methods
reading text
discussions and debating
work in groups
autonomous work on grammar
Assessment methods
The course is completed by an exam consisting of an academic presentation, essay and abstract of 5 min. talk (video).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Výstupní úroveň B2 podle ERR. Předností je absolvování předmětu CJVF1B.
Teacher's information
Interactive language seminar Tuition is synchronous, regularly, every week, according to the valid timetable for the semester. For more detailed information, see the Interactive Course Syllabus (Study Materials). Students will receive an email with instructions and an appropriate links before the start of the course.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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