Current JAMB Syllabus For French (+PDF)

Would you like to know the exact topics where all your JAMB French questions will come from?

In this Library,

You will see the recommended topics for you to read in JAMB syllabus for French and download the PDF version of this syllabus FREE OF CHARGE.

ALSO SEE: Current JAMB Syllabus For All Other Subjects

Take note.

The PDF version of this syllabus is available for your free download at the bottom of this Library.

See JAMB French syllabus

This JAMB French syllabus is to prepare you for the JAMB exam by testing you on the topics below.

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.

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

  • Identification of basic form classes:
    • Nouns: simple/compound, singular/plural, masculine/feminine.
    • Pronouns: personal, impersonal, demonstrative, possessive and relative.
    • Verbs: reflexive and non-reflexive, their moods and tenses.
    • Adjectives: qualifying, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite (e.g. nul), numeral (e.g. dix) and ordinal (e.g. dixième.)
    • Adverbs:- common forms
      • with-ment (e.g. lentement)
      • 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. malgr é + noun.) – place (e.g. y, en, ici, l à, l à -haut , partout.)
      • – time (e.g. hier, aujo urd’hui, avant hier, après, demain, la veille, le matin, dans un mois.)
    • Prépositions :- simple (e.g. à, de, avec, avant, sur, dans . )
      • – compound (e.g. à c ô té de, au milieu de.)
    • Conjunctions:
      • – of co- ordination (e.g. mais, ou, et, donc, car, cep end ant, ne…ni.)
      • – of subordination (e.g. afin que, quoique, à condition que, pour que, parce que.)
    • Articles:
      • – definite, indefinite and partitive.
  • Assessment of vocabulary span: (words in contemporary contexts – meaning, use, opposites, Synonyms)
  • Importance of word order in:
    • affirmative sentences
    • interrogative sentences
    • imperative sentences
    • passive voice formation
  • Identification and application of basic processes in language structure, e.g.
    • conjugation – in all tenses except l’imparfait du subjonctif, le passé compos é du subjonctif , et… le plus -que -parfait du subjonctif.
    • negation (e.g. ne…pas, ne…plus, ne…rien, nul ne, n e…, ne…personne, personne…ne, aucun….ne , rien ne….etc.)
    • agreement (e.g. les beaux arts, il les a vues les photos.)
  • pluralisation (e.g. as in cheval/chevaux, beau/beaux.)
  • 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.)
  • Use of French in set expressions such as in proverbs, idioms and conventional structures as provided for in common speech acts:
    • proverbs (e.g. tel père tel fils, petit à petit l’oiseau fait son nid.)
    • idioms (e.g. avoir une faim de loup, crier sur le toit, mourir de peur.)
    • conventional stretches (e.g. enchanté, c’est dommage, c’est formidable, stationnement interdit, etc.)
    • speech acts (e.g. proposer, conseiller, regretter, admirer espérer, interroger, reprocher, s’accorder, etc.)

3. Workings of French sounds via:

  • sound discrimination (e.g. tout/tu), (fais/fée.)
  • letter-sound correspondence (e.g. ai-/e/, eau/o/.)
  • syllabification (e.g. con/tente/ment.)
  • liaison (e.g. trois animaux, des enfants.)
  • 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?
  • faux amis (e.g. librairie/library, rester/to rest, blesser/to bless.)
  • identification of sounds to determine similarity (e.g. maison/saison, dents/don, fond/ fonde.)

4. Culture and Civilization:

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

Download JAMB syllabus for French PDF

Click on download now, fill in the required details (if you’re not logged in) and start your free download of JAMB French syllabus PDF.


Do you have something to ask on this JAMB syllabus for French? Comment below and a staff or fellow ACADite will reply you.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Cart
  • Your basket is empty.