What is the course about?
This course aims to give you the opportunity to communicate in a French environment. You will increase your fluency and improve your accuracy and comprehension in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
What will we cover?
French in everyday situations whether for social, leisure or work purposes with relevant grammatical practice when appropriate.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- socialise and be understood in a variety of situations
- solve problems, make complaints
- understand and make comments on articles in French newspapers
- understand and speak about French TV programmes such as short news broadcast.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied French for at least 5 years recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, the active and passive forms, 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?
All material supplied by the tutor.
If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 4 or 5 courses according to level. If in doubt, ask you tutor or please contact the Languages Office on 020 7492 2644.