Practical French 3


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(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 studied French in secondary school, as a second or third language.
  • However, French is still a difficult language for you:
    • When you speak French, you do not feel certain: you often use the same words and structures and have doubts about the correct use of the language.
    • When native speakers speak to you, you understand almost everything. You experience problems when they talk (too) fast.
    • Reading general texts in French poses no problems, but writing in French is much more difficult. You do not know when to use the subjonctif or the conditionnel. You would like to brush up the concord between the participe passé and the personal pronouns, which also poses problems (when to use "le" and "lui ? and in which position in the sentence? ...).
  • 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: authentic materials are used in class as much as possible.
  • Speaking skills: are practised in different ways. At the end of the course you can participate in a conversation on familiar issues without preparation. You can also link sentences in a simple manner.
  • Writing skills: at the end of the course you can write simple, coherent texts on topics which are familiar to you.
  • Specific grammatical items: the use of the imparfait and the passé composé, the conditionnel, the personal pronouns.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PF3

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 sem.] + [summer]

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2 or 1 x 2,5 | summer: 5 x 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All