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 - 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 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