French 2: revision course
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
- Course Code: LBF04
- Dates: 09/07/24 - 30/07/24
- Time: 18:00 - 21:00
- Taught: Tue, Evening
- Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Pierre Porcheron
Course Code: LBF04
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to help you revise general grammar points and vocabulary at a lower intermediate level.
What will we cover?
Topics: Personal details, food and drinks, leisure and holidays, personal opinion, tastes and preferences.
Grammar: present/imperative/past/future tenses of reflexive and non-reflexive verbs, negatives, introduction to conditional present, direct/indirect pronouns, relative pronouns (qui/que).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about yourself and your daily activities
- talk about your hobbies
- express likes and dislikes
- talk about past and future holidays or past events
- give advice and instructions using the imperative
- give your opinion confidently
- speak more fluently and with more confidence in prepared dialogues
N.B: the progress and pace of the classes are determined by the needs of the students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have finished a French level 2 course or have studied for 2/3 years recently. We strongly recommend that you contact the languages office in order to have your level assessed. 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?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material and handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 upper: module 1 or French 3 lower: module 1 in September according to level. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages' office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that we offer exam courses. If you are interested, please contact the languages department on the email address above to book an interview.
Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.