French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 1

Course Dates: 19/09/19 - 05/12/19
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Estelle Helouin

Develop your intermediate French in this slow-paced and friendly course. Ideal if you need to build your confidence! Suitable if you have completed 'French 3 lower at a gentle pace', or have equivalent knowledge.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to further improve your intermediate French, at a gentle pace. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You will increase your fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into French life and culture.

What will we cover?

These may vary according to the needs and interests of the group, but we plan to offer the following:
- topics: discussing your interests, recommending a film or book, discussing francophone culture etc

- grammar: revision of simple relative pronouns, consolidation of various uses of the past tenses (imperfect / passé
composé/pluperfect).

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

- have more confidence in your ability to understand and be understood in simple French

- understand the main information and some detailed information of written and aural texts

- describe and recommend a film or a book

- relate a trip or social event

- know more about francophone culture, and discuss it

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?

The course is suitable for those who have completed French 3 lower at a gentle pace, or anyone with a similar level of knowledge who wishes to extend their knowledge at a gentle pace
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 essentially based on the communicative approach, without seeking to devalue the traditional methods some students may be more familiar with. Great importance is attached to the creation of a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone feels able to contribute.This means:

- 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?

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. You will be told in class if there are any helpful supplementary materials.

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

French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 2.

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Reviews

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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.

A good course, well taught entirely in French. Suggest a competence in French of GCSE+ or A level standard is necessary to benefit.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
A lively and challenging course that put emphasis on encouraging you to speak French
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 30/11/2018)
If you have some understanding of French and want to take things to the next level then this is the course for you
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
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Course Code: LF319

Thu, day, 19 Sep - 05 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

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

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