What is the course about?
This course aims to help you practise and improve the four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading and to polish up on grammar points. You will also develop your creativity in French.
What will we cover?
An approach to French and Francophone literature and culture, working with films, newspapers, magazines, literature, cultural and current issues.
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 language and its grammar and be able to demonstrate both written and oral fluency. They should have studied French for more than 5 years.
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?
Any French 5 course.
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