French 4: infos et discussion

Course Dates: 20/09/19 - 06/12/19
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Nicole Dalle

Venez découvrir et discuter de nombreux sujets d'actualité dans une ambiance de détente et de convivialité.


What is the course about?

This lively course aims to use the news in all its formats - newspaper articles, TV broadcasting, the Internet, the radio etc. - as a mean to encourage you to speak freely. You will acquire a level of language competency that enables you to communicate in most situations while your listening skills are constantly reinforced.

What will we cover?

A range of different topics will be introduced from everyday life and daily news using TV, radio and newspaper articles, covering topics such as education, environment, transport, science and technology, art, politics, news in brief etc. Suggestions and ideas will be discussed at the beginning of the term.

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

Learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.

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

Suitable if you have done a French 3 upper course at Build or have done five years of French recently and have acquired an upper-intermediate level.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, 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?

The material will be provided by the tutor.
If a course book is recommended 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 4 infos et discussions in January or any other French 4. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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.

Very good for improving the French language, and engaging overall with the other students
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Review by Shonni / (Posted on 03/07/2019)
If you want to take a course that is level 4/5 then give this course serious consideration It is well taught and will help you develop your knowledge of what is happening in France and with the structure of the language.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/06/2019)
This is a lively class, everybody participates in discussion on general topics including current affairs, sometimes opinions differ,but all is well-channeled by the tutor who does her best to widen our vocabulary and comprehension of colloquial French.
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Review by Krystyna / (Posted on 13/08/2016)
An excellent course. The tutor is always well prepared with a varied range of topics. She has the gift of making the students at ease with her quiet calm manner. Homework is always most conscientiously marked and this is most helpful if one is to improve on one's errors.
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Review by NA / (Posted on 09/07/2015)
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Course Code: LF414

Please choose a course date 

Fri, day, 20 Sep - 06 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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