French Contrastive Grammar Lectures 1

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

advanced competences in French; 
competences in language problem solving; 
the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
competences in the use of adequate language resources;
the ability to identify the grammatical structure of French as the basis for practical translation;
the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text;

Content (Syllabus outline)

French Grammar 5:
The subject consists of two sub-subjects:
a) French Contrastive Grammar Lectures
b) French Text Formation 

Contrastive Grammar:
Students extend the grammar knowledge from the previous 4 semesters of French grammar with contrastive grammar of French and Slovene. The stress is put on syntax and textual grammar. They gain familiarity with the translation-relevant contrastive analysis methods and topics: syntax of the clause, compound clause, coordination, subordination. Expression of semantic relations within the sentence: temporal, causal, concessive, 
conditional, final clauses and related semantic Elements of textual grammar in French and Slovene, connectives, anaphora.

French Text Formation:
Students develop their skills in oral and written expression techniques. They deal with a series of topics which help them build up their topic-
related vocabulary and take into account different registers of French language. They enrich their vocabulary and according to discourse types apply different syntactic structures they got familiar with during the lectures.


JEREB, Elza (1995): Francoska slovnica po naše, Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.
JEREB,  Elza (2000): Recueil d’exercices de grammaire, Ljubljana: Filozofska fakulteta 
RIEGEL, PELLAT, RIOUL (1994): Grammaire méthodique du français. Pariz: PUF.
ABBADIE, CHOVELON, MORSEL (1989): Expression française écrite et orale. Grenoble: PUG.
QUOI, RUQUET-BODIN (1988): Comment dire? Raisonner à la française, Pariz: Cle international.
SCHLAMBERGER BREZAR, Mojca, PERKO, Gregor, MEZEG, Adriana (2012): Syntaxe contrastive du 
français et slovène. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, v tisku. 
SCHLAMBERGER BREZAR, Mojca (2009): Povezovalci v francoščini: od teoretičnih izhodišč do analize v 
diskurzu. Ljubljana: Oddelek za prevajalstvo Filozofske fakultete. Zbirka Prevodoslovje in uporabno 


Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication. Previous enrollment in the French IV course.


French Contrastive Grammar Lectures 1: Midterm test (20% of the final grade)
French Text Formation: exam (80% of the final grade)

Assessment scale: 6–10 (positive) or 1–5 (negative); in line with the
Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.