JAMB Syllabus For French PDF Download 2021/2022

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This is a notice to all JAMB candidates who will be sitting for the next JAMB examination that JAMB syllabus for French for 2021/2022 has been released by the management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

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About JAMB Syllabus

Let us talk about JAMB syllabus. JAMB syllabus is a book in either printed copy or digital format that contains the list of topics you need to read/study for the selected subject combinations for your proposed course of study. These topics for each of the four subjects you will be writing in JAMB is where questions will come out from for that particular subject during JAMB examination.

Since we are currently talking about French, It therefore means that JAMB Syllabus for French is an outline that contains all French topics that you as a candidate is expected to study in preparation for JAMB.

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Objective

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The very main objective of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) syllabus for French is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test candidates’ general ability to:

(i). assess written comprehension in French;

(ii). apply the principles governing the structure and use of written French;

(iii). identify how French sounds work in speech production;

(iv). examine the culture of Francophone West Africa and France in relation (where possible) to home country.

 

1. Written Comprehension in French: –

 

Topics of general and emergent interest e.g. love, life, death, politics, marriage, HIV/AIDS, communication, child trafficking, cultism, travel, corruption, money- laundering, etc.

 

Objectives:

 

Candidates should be able to:

(i) deduce answers to questions on the content, intent and style of proposed texts,
(ii) apply reasoning skills.

 

2. Principles Governing the Structure and Use of Written French:

Topics:

I. Identification of basic form classes:

(a) Nouns: simple/compound, Singular/plural, masculine/feminine.
(b) Pronouns: personal, impersonal, demonstrative, possessive and relative.
(c) Verbs: reflexive and non-reflexive, their moods and tenses.
(d) Adjectives: qualifying, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite (e.g. nul), numeral (e.g. dix) and ordinal (e.g. dixième.)
(e) Adverbs: – common forms
(i) with-ment (e.g. lentement)
(ii) with préposition + noun (e.g. par avion, à cheval, en voiture, par bateau.) – special forms (e.g. bien, vite, mal, mieux, le mieux, pire, le pis, ne…que.)
– types
– manner (e.g. debout, facilement.)
– purpose (e.g. pour + Infinitive, afin de + infinitive.)
– cause and consequence (e.g. pour+ infinitive perfect, à cause de + noun.)
– concession (e.g. malgré +noun.)
– place (e.g. y, en, ici, là, là-haut, partout.)
– time (e.g. hier, aujourd’hui, avant-hier, après, demain, la veille, le matin, dans un mois.)
(f) Prépositions:
– simple (e.g. à, de, avec, avant, sur, dans.)
– compound (e.g. à côté de, au milieu de.)
(g) Conjunctions:
– of co-ordination (e.g. mais, ou, et, donc, car, cependant, ne…ni.) -of subordination (e.g. afin que, quoique, à condition que, pour que, parce que.)
(h) Articles:
– definite, indefinite and partitive.

II. Assessment of vocabulary span: (words in contemporary contexts – meaning, use, opposites, Synonyms)

III. Importance of word order in:
(a) affirmative sentences
(b) interrogative sentences
(c) imperative sentences
(d) passive voice formation

IV. Identification and application of basic processes in language structure, e.g.
(a) conjugation – in all tenses except l’imparfait du subjonctif, le passé composé du subjonctif, et…le plus-que-parfait dusubjonctif.
(b) negation (e.g. ne…pas, ne…plus, ne…rien, nul ne, ne…ni..ni, ne…personne, personne…ne, aucun….ne, rien ne….etc.)
(c) agreement (e.g. les beaux arts, il les a vues les photos.)
(d) pluralisation (e.g. as in cheval/chevaux, beau/beaux.)
(e) derivation: -from adj, to adv – e.g. lent-lentement, -from adj. to adj. e.g. un – premier, -from adj. to noun – e.g. bon-bonté, riche-richesse etc -from one degree of comparison to another (using plus…que, moins….que, aussi….que e.g. plus grand que.) NB –special forms- (e.g. bon, meilleur, le meilleur, la meilleure, mauvais, pire, le pire.)

V. Use of French in set expressions such as in proverbs, idioms and conventional structures as provided for in common speech acts:
(a) proverbs (e.g. tel père tel fils, petit à petit l’oiseau fait son nid.)
(b) idioms (e.g. avoir une faim de loup, crier sur le toit, mourir de peur.)
(c) conventional stretches (e.g. enchanté, c’est dommage, c’est formidable, stationnement interdit, etc.)
(d) speech acts (e.g. proposer, conseiller, regretter, admirer, espérer, interroger, reprocher, s’accorder, etc.)

 

Objectives;

 

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify what constitutes the basic structures of written French,
ii. use the principles governing the structure of written French to determine acceptability, e.g. to transform one form; one class into another,
iii. apply the structure to convey diverse messages.
iv. apply communicative skills

 

3. Workings of French sounds via:

Topics:

(a) sound discrimination (e.g. tout/tu), (fais/fée.)
(b) letter-sound correspondence (e.g. ai-/e/, eau/o/.)
(c) syllabification (e.g. con/tente/ment.)
(d) liaison (e.g. trois animaux, des enfants.)
(e) sense groups in reading e.g. J’ai mal à la tête. J’ai mal/pas à la tête / mais au dos/. Comment vas-tu, Carol?// Comment vas- tu demain?
(f) faux amis(e.g.librairie/library, rester/to rest, blesser/to bless.)
(g) identification of sounds to determine similarity (e.g. maison/saison, dents/don,fond/ fonde.)

 

Objectives;

 

Candidates should be able to:

(i) discriminate between French sounds,
(ii) deduce meanings out of sound combinations,
(iii) use the above to enhance effective communication,
(iv) assess sound groupings in terms of how they are affected by such features as syllabification, liaison, e-caduc; pause, intonation, etc.

 

4. Culture and Civilization:

Characteristics , (aspects, similarities and differences) of the educational system, socio-economic life, political organization and cultural life of Francophone Africa and France, with reference (where possible) to home country i.e. Nigeria.

 

Objectives:

 

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the specific features of the culture of Francophone Africa and France greetings, dressing, food, leisure, marriage, festival, art, profession etc.
ii. compare these features with those of home country ( where possible),
iii. apply reasoning skill.

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