What is the course about?
This course is a workshop focused on listening at upper intermediate level. You will learn how to recognise difficult sounds in French and improve your listening comprehension with a mixture of exercises and authentic documents.
What will we cover?
We will improve your understanding of radio/TV programmes such as the news. We will also have a look at different accents you will encounter among French speakers and look at and identify the fillers used in speech such as "ben, heu" etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- better understand spoken French by improving your recognition of difficult sounds in the language
- be aware of different accents among French speakers
- extract the main information from TV / radio broadcasts more easily.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate to upper intermediate students of French (at least 4/5 years of study or equivalent). Ideal for students working towards the DELF B2 or the French A-level or students studying at French 3 Upper or French 4 levels.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology such as: noun, adjectives, subjunctive, conditional.
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?
All of the material of the course will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.
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