What is the course about?
To prepare students to sit the DALF C1 examination in June 2020. This is a demanding course, which requires a considerable amount of self study.
What will we cover?
Reading, writing, discussion and analysis of texts on specific topics related to contemporary France and French-speaking countries. Practise complex grammatical points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- write and speak accurately and confidently about specific topics/areas
- have a very high Level of expressive style and a greatly extended vocabulary
- sit the DALF C1 examination with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
An assessment interview is required for this course. Please check the website for details and book early as places are limited.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the past tenses, the future tense, the subjunctive, the conditional, 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?
- Alter Ego 5: Livre de l'eleve & CD audio 5 (French) 12 May 2010 by Michel Guilloux
Publisher: Hachette; 12 May 2010 ISBN-13: 978-2011557971
- Help yourself to French Grammar (advanced level) T. Marriot and M. Ribiere, Longman
- Monolingual dictionary: le Petit Robert.
- Tutor's own material
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?
You can either go onto the DALF C2 course, enrol on level 5/6 courses
NOTE: we give the possibility to learners to repeat the whole course or part of the course, if they feel (in agreement with the tutor) that they need to study a while longer before taking the exams.
Advice on other courses at the Build is available during drop in advice times (see programme guide for details).
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