Practical French 4


First semester Register

Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level: You have good knowledge of French:

  • You can participate in a conversation on familiar issues without preparation. You can also link sentences in a simple manner. You use the correct past tenses, but you still have doubts about the use and the formation of the subjonctif.
  • When native speakers talk to each other, you understand almost everything, even when they talk fast.
  • It is required that you take the brief online test before enrolling. Please find this general orientation test in the list of French tests. During the first class session your teacher will evaluate if the result of the online test may be confirmed. If you are referred to a different level at that stage you can enter that level on condition that sufficient places are still available.


  • Listening skills: at the end of the course you can understand the news on television and programmes on current affairs. You can follow more complex conversations, when the subject is familiar to you.
  • Speaking skills: at the end of the course you can participate in a spontaneous and fluent conversation. A normal interaction with native speakers is possible.
  • Reading skills: only authentic materials are used. At the end of the course you are able to understand articles on current topics in which the author gives his point of view.
  • Writing skills: at the end of the course you can write a detailed text in which you defend your point of view.
  • Specific grammatical items: revision of the imparfait, the passé composé, the conditionnel, and personal pronouns. New: the subjonctif.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PF4

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: B

Useful info

Course book:
UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Bescherelle (2006): La conjugaison pour tous, Paris: Hatier
  • De Spiegeleer J. e.a (2007):.Grammaire 2000, Deurne: Wolters Plantyn
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Frans-Nederlands – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands-Frans – Utrecht: Van Dale

Recommended books extra information:
If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: each semester

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2 or 1 x 2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All