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: holidays, travelling, French-speaking countries.
Grammar: consolidation of the present, future and past tenses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about past holidays
- talk about future plans
- know more about France and French-speaking countries
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: modules 1 & 2 or who have studied for 2 years recently (A2 level).
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 http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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 City lit course material. The material and access to google classroom will be given by the tutor at the beginning of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French stage 2 upper. Exam courses available. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office (020 7492 2644).
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