What is the course about?
We will learn and practice regular and irregular verbs in the present tense through oral and written activities.
What will we cover?
Regular and irregular verbs in the present tense through various contexts.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use regular verbs at the present tense with ease
- recognise and form irregular verbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 2 course - Students should have done at least a year of French recently and be able to hold a short conversation about themselves and their daily routine. This course is ideal for students preparing for the DELF A2 or students who have enrolled on any French 2 class, French fast track module 2 or French express module 2.
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. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
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?
Materials will be provided by the tutor.
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?
To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.
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