French 5: langue et culture

Course Dates: 15/01/20 - 01/04/20
Time: 12:15 - 14:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Nathalie Augé

Venez découvrir et débattre de l'actualité politique, sociale et culturelle française et francophone, tout en développant vos connaissances linguistiques.


What is the course about?

This course aims to enable you to speak more fluently, improve your accuracy, knowledge of French society and current affairs and take part in debates.

What will we cover?

A general study of French society and current affairs through French newspapers, magazines, TV extracts and Internet sites.

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?

Students should have a very good knowledge of the French language and have studied French for more than 5 years or equivalent knowledge in order to take part in discussions.
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?

Based on the tutor's own material.
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 5 courses. If in doubt, please contact 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


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Ideal if your French is at conversation level.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/07/2019)
This course would suit someone interested in French current affairs and politics.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
Yes I would highly recommend it
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
Be prepared to give time to it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
Very wide-ranging and challenging - but a great atmosphere too. Very loyal students
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/04/2019)
An interesting and stimulating course. The tutor covers a wide variety of topics and also includes learners in deciding subjects to include.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
Your level of French should be high and you should be prepared to work in groups
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
It's great, as long as you like this kind of communicative language learning they will definitely enjoy it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
If you are interested in French current affairs, or what makes the French people tick, this course is for you, provided your French is good enough: all the teaching is in French.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/12/2018)
This course is perfect for someone who understands French when spoken, but perhaps lacks confidence when speaking and writing it.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
You will learn so much; you will be intellectually challenged; the time will fly in every lesson.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
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Course Code: LF522

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Wed, day, 15 Jan - 01 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

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

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