FSSd0905 French

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Kateřina Sedláčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Kateřina Sedláčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Stanislava Tichá
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
You should have a B2 CEFR (Common European Framework) level of French language competence to pass this exam or obtain recognition.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to acquire knowledge of professional French. The student is required to have read French professional literature from the respective area of research in the extent of 100 pages at least. The topic is related to the particular specialization of the student. The student should prove that he/she is able to read fluently and understand a text, to understand a professional talk and to speak about issues relating to the given area of law.
Learning outcomes
There is no teaching, exam only.
  • Individual preparation and consultations with examiner.
  • BOULARES, Michèle and Jean-Louis FRÉROT. Grammaire progressive du français : avec 400 excercices. Paris: CLE International, 2001. 192 s. ISBN 2090338625. info
  • Oral écrit. Livret d' activités. Paris: Hachete, 1994. 127 s. ISBN 2-0102-0612-6. 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
Teaching methods
Independent study of specialized literature connected with the theme of doctoral thesis.
Assessment methods
FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAM FOR FF DOCTORAL STUDENTS: The WRITTEN PART of the exam can take one of the following forms (for which the student will submit):

A) an EXTENDED ABSTRACT whereby the original text should be 500 words long (without citations) and respect the following structure: •1) theme related to specialization •2) current state (of the research) and statement of limitations •3) methodology •4) results •5) discussion •6) bibliography

B) the THESIS of the dissertation or a related PROJECT (depending on the phase of study) in the length of 1000 words and following this structure: •1) theme, defining the limits of the issue and key concepts •2) theoretical background •3) summary of the current state of knowledge/research
•4) methodology •5) preliminary results •6) expected or final results •7) discussion •8) bibliography

C)an ACADEMIC PAPER written by the student for publication in an academic journal

D) proof of MASTER'S STUDIES in English

The ORAL PART of the exam can take one of the following forms:

A) INTERVIEW with the examiner on a given topic (c. 30 min.)

B) submitting a certificate/proof of having given a PRESENTATION in English at an international conference

C) submitting a B2 (CEFR) level CERTIFICATE (in general or specialized English)

D) submitting proof of MASTER'S STUDIES in English
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022.
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