French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF290
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Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to further improve your lower intermediate French, at a gentle pace. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Topics: tourism and holiday activities, recounting a series of events, talking about activities in the past.
Grammar: revision of the present, past (passé composé) & introduction to the imperfect including reflexive verbs. Reinforcement of the interrogative form and the negative. Use of pronoun EN.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have more confidence in your ability to understand and be understood in French
- recognise and pronounce French sounds more accurately
- ask for specific information
- talk about actvities in the past
- tell an anecdote about a past event
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?
French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1 course. Students should have completed French 2 lower at a gentle pace or have done two years of French recently.
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?
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the course book French 2 Palgrave Foundations, second edition, by Kate Beeching & Annie Fontaine Lewis. Please note that the course book is used as a support only and that you will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
Please try: Please try: The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) to get 10% discount as a City Lit student.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
Bonjour! My name is Julie and I am from Nice, Côte d'azur. I have been teaching French in the UK since 2005 so it has been... a while. I started in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I graduated with an MCs in Language Teaching form the University of Edinburgh, and taught at Edinburgh Napier University and at the University of Edinburgh Life Long learning school. I then came to London where I started teaching at Citylit in 2011. I was also a French teacher at Queen Mary University of London for 7 seven years. I enjoy teaching languages and am very passionate to share and transmit my passion for my language. I make a point to create a relaxed atmosphere in my class, but I am very organised. So fear not! With me you will learn and have fun at the same time! I hope to see you soon in class. A bientôt!
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.