What is the course about?
We will clarify the use of both imperfect and present perfect tenses and their interaction.
What will we cover?
The imperfect and the present perfect tenses as well as the interaction between the two tenses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- to differentiate between the imperfect and the present perfect tenses
- to use these past tenses with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 2 Upper course - Students should have done at least 2 years of French recently and be able to hold a short conversation about themselves and their daily routine and have notions of the past tense. This course is ideal for students with a A2/ B1 level or students who have enrolled for any French 2 Upper class.
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?
The course material will be provided by the tutor.
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