What is the course about?
Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on Christmas songs that French people learn as children.
What will we cover?
The workshop will involve learning to sing at least three Christmas songs (Mon beau sapin, Il est né le divin enfant, La Marche des rois), working on comprehension, pronunciation and vocabulary and teasing out relevant grammar points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- sing at least three French Christmas songs
- make sounds that sound more French
- have a better grasp of the rhythms of French language
- have increased your knowledge of French culture
There may be other outcomes, depending on the needs and interests of the group of students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for learners at all levels and the way the songs are approached will be adjusted to meet the needs of the students present on the day.
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 understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers 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?
This workshop is based on the communicative approach and we will work in French as far as possible, depending on the group of students.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No singing skills are required, but to get the most out of this workshop you will need to come with a wilingness to join in with the singing.
Based on tutor's own material.
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.
Ask the languages department for advices of courses at your level.