What is the course about?
This workshop is an opportunity to improve your listening skills in the French language. Ideal for students who want to refine their elementary and low-intermediate listening abilities as well as pronunciation.
What will we cover?
By listening to a variety of audio sources, you will learn to differentiate similar sounds, contractions and practise through a diversity of activities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand more accurately simple audio extracts
- Recognise the most common contractions in spoken French.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is ideal for students who have studied French for a maximum of 3 years (attending French 2 lower or 2 upper). This worshop is not suitable for students who have an intermediate level and above (French 3 lower onwards - B1 to C1).
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?
All materials 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.