French 2 lower: module 2

Course Dates: 15/01/19 - 02/04/19
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Michel Willame

Improve your elementary French on this communicative course.Suitable if you have completed French 2 lower: module 1 or equivalent.


What is the course about?

This course aims to strengthen your elementary knowledge of French. You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics to express yourself in everyday situations. The emphasis is on speaking and listening.

What will we cover?

Topics: education and work experience, physical descriptions, buying clothes and discussing the weather.

Grammar: comparatives, reflexive verbs, introduction to the future and to the imperfect, adjectives.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- talk about your educational background and work experience

- use the telephone

- describe someone

- shop for clothes

- write a short letter thanking someone

- say what you used to do.

Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for those who have studied French 2 lower: module 1, those who have studied at least a year of French recently or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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?

Based on the course book The French Experience 1, (BBC) new edition 2003, units 13-15. You may want to buy the CDs with the book although this is not compulsory as the tutor will provide listening activities throughout the course. Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try: Grant and Cutler - (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

French 2 lower: module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit 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


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A well planned and delivered course which enabled students to increase their vocabulary and understanding of French grammar. Practical exercises were a key feature of the lessons.

The work covered this term was far more complex than in previous terms. Verbs and tenses were taught in far greater detail and applied in practical situations. This was taught with skill and patience. The Course Tutor supported the learning with appropriate resources and backed this up with extra help for individuals as they needed it. She showed good sense humour and was able to produce a safe learning environment every lesson. Practical talking and listening exercises supported the theory. All students were fully engaged in speaking to each other and practising the topics covered.
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This course has now started

Course Code: LF272

Started Tue, day, 15 Jan - 02 Apr '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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