French 4: pratique et perfectionnement: module 1

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 04/12/19
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Bruno Males

Un cours de français animé et structuré pour réviser et pratiquer la langue tout en participant à des discussions sur différents sujets d'actualité.


What is the course about?

This course is designed to consolidate the linguistic competence you acquired during your previous French upper intermediate courses. It is an opportunity for you to further your knowledge of the French language using authentic material for an in-depth look at French society and an initiation to French literature.

What will we cover?

Revision of grammar in context (e.g. past tenses, subjunctive, conditional, prepositions as appropriate). Work on pronunciation.

Themes: cinema, customs and traditions, science and technology, art, literature, social issues, current affairs.

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

- use the language more accurately

- read newspapers and short stories with confidence

- write short essays

- take part in discussions and debates

- talk about French civilisation.

- give presentations in French.

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

Suitable if you have done a French 3 upper course or have recently done five years of French, have acquired an upper intermediate level and want to move on to an advanced 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?

Material will be provided by the tutor. Students might be advised to get a particular French grammar book and vocabulary book during the first session.
When 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: module 2. Please enrol on the next module 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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Great way to improve conversational and grammatical French.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
It's an excellent course for an intermediate/upper intermediate student and for someone with rusty French. Very enjoyable classes.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
Really excellent teaching - a good combination of structure and relaxed learning. Great clips to watch at home!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
France 4 is quite challenging and demands a reasonable amount of study , particularly of grammar, to fully benefit. The level of ability in the class is wide but provides a challenge to all.
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Review by Michael Woodcock / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
I would recommend this course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/11/2018)
Whatever your level of French, you couldn't do better than attend class at the Build.
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Review by John Critchley / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
Not to be missed
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Review by Howard / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
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Book your place

Course Code: LF412

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 04 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £229.00
Senior fee: £183.00
Concession: £140.00

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

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