French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 3

Course Dates: 24/04/20 - 03/07/20
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Julie Ricci

Build your confidence in using your lower-intermediate French. Ideal if you have completed 'French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 2' or have an equivalent level and would like to build up your confidence.


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.

What will we cover?

Topics: talk about future plans. Write a formal letter in French (i.e.: complaining in a hotel...) making wishes,

Grammar: making comparisons, introduction to pronoun Y and relative pronouns (qui & que), revision of "futur proche" and introduction of simple future, introduction to the conditional.

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 simple French

- recognise and pronounce French sounds more accurately

- make comparisons

- write a formal letter in French

- express your wishes

- make plans for the future

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?

French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 3 course. You should have completed French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 2 or have done two years of French recently.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as:subjunctive, conditional and pronouns.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is essentially based on the communicative approach, without seeking to devalue the traditional methods some students may be more familiar with. Great importance is attached to the creation of a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone feels able to contribute. This means:

- 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 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: Grant and Cutler - (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

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

French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1 in September. If in doubt, please ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office on 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


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/06/2019)
The course is at a steady pace and relaxed.
It's not at all threatening of frightening.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/06/2019)
I enjoyed the course thoroughly! Our teacher is excellent - she was able to impart the syllabus in a very understandable way, and was very helpful when I occasionally had difficulties. I feel that I have progressed well during the course and am very satisfied with its level of benefit. We had a very cheerful and pleasant group and I'm sure that Julie's sympathetic approach and sense of humour played a large part in this.
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Review by John / (Posted on 10/07/2015)
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Course Code: LF292

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Fri, day, 24 Apr - 03 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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