French 2 upper: module 3

Course Dates: 27/04/20 - 06/07/20
Time: 12:10 - 13:40
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Pascale Vuittenez

Improve your lower-intermediate French on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills and acquiring a greater understanding of French grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'French 2 upper: module 2' or equivalent.


What is the course about?

This course aims to develop the four skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading. You will also widen your knowledge of French-speaking countries through a variety of communicative activities.

What will we cover?

Grammar: consolidation of conditional (suggestions), present subjunctive (obligation: "il faut que" and probability: "il est possible que") and the passive.

Topics and functions: French educational system and talking about your professional experience, expressing obligation and probability, making suggestions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- make suggestions using the conditional

- talk about your education and professional experience

- express opinions

- express obligation using the subjunctive

- express probability using the subjunctive

- use the passive

Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

French 2 upper: module 3 - Students should have done two years of French recently and have completed French 2 upper: module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as:subjunctive, conditional and pronouns.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Homework based on the book La grammaire en clair, (Nelson).
Please try: Grant and Cutler - (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

French 3 lower courses in September. Exam courses are also available. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office on 020 7492 2644.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Excellent teacher, real interest in language and in the differences between French and English ways of expression. Pitched at the right level for the class.
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Review by Giles / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
Hugely enjoyable, and I feel like I have made significant progress in relation to my level. The assessment interview was very good at feeding me into the correct course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/06/2019)
This was a really excellent course: lessons were thoroughly prepared and you could look on Google classroom in advance to find out the topics for the next lesson. Homework was thoroughly marked with very helpful comments and advice.
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Review by It's worth the train fare! / (Posted on 24/07/2017)
Excellent teaching based on a well-structured programme. Efficient use of interesting materials, including media, online, and a grammar book. We are immersed in French throughout. This is challenging, stimulating and enjoyable! The teacher's spontaneous feedback is helpful.
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Review by KG / (Posted on 24/07/2017)
The best teacher of French, very innovative and motivating her students. Very well prepared for each lesson. Always checking students' homework (which is rare with other teachers, I am sorry to say).
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Review by older student / (Posted on 24/07/2017)
Great course. Perfect for somebody like me (rusty GCSE French). Loved to format. Lots of opportunity to chat in French but good recap on grammar too. Fab teacher was really fun.
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Review by Amanda / (Posted on 22/07/2017)
The course really helped me to develop my limited, spoken French, and was taught in a patient and helpful way. Stretching at times, but worth it.
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Review by Malouin / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
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Course Code: LF234

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Mon, day, 27 Apr - 06 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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