What is the course about?
An opportunity to further your knowledge of French language at an upper intermediate level, dealing with 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 (eg 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 in French
- 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 4 module 2 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, the active and passive forms, pronouns.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative approach, with listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking involving group work and pair work . Please note, students are expected to participate in oral language activities. The tutor will use newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, films, visual aids etc.
Students will be asked to produce homework on a regular basis.
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 on the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 5. Exam courses available. Please ask your tutor for advice or call the Languages Office on 020 7492 2644.
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