French 2 lower at a gentle pace: module 3
Time: 14:15 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LF284
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable hesitant learners to communicate in elementary French in everyday situations. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening.
What will we cover?
- topics: dwellings; comparisons and preferences; current and past life.
- language points: comparatives; superlatives; prepositions to locate places; the imperfect tense; past and present time markers; types of dwellings; rooms in a dwelling; feelings; emotions; historical events; changes in society.
- culture: students' accomodation in France; important French laws.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe where you live
- make comparisons between the past and the present
- express preferences
- share life experiences
- know more about French laws that have impacted on society
Please note that the learning outcomes may vary depending on the general progress made by the students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have completed French 2 lower at a gentle pace: module 2 or if you have studied French for about a year - at least 65 hours of tuition. Please note this course goes at a slower pace than our standard courses.
In order to join the course, you should be able to do the following:
- talk about outings and holiday
- ask questions about food
- talk about your food habits
- talk about your lifestyle
- plan and organise an event.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which will enable you to learn at your own pace. Your tutor will use a range of teaching strategies to ensure that you gradually build up your confidence in speaking and listening. Throughout the course, you will receive learning tips on how to speak in groups more effectively and independently (without relying on your notes). You will practise listening to spoken language in ways that will maximise your understanding. There will be activities and advice to help you retain vocabulary.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 1-2-3 of Entre Nous 2, publisher emdl, ISBN number ISBN 978-84-8443-927-1 Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1, starting next term. If in doubt, ask your tutor or contact the Languages Office on email@example.com. Please enrol as soon as you can as places cannot be guaranteed.