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?
The classes are based on the communicative approach. The emphasis is put on speaking and listening. There will be pair and group work as well as role plays. Audio-visual techniques will be included whenever convenient and some homework is normally expected. Please note students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
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 on 020 7492 2644. 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 number above to book an interview.
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