What is the course about?
This course aims to further develop the four skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading. You will also widen your knowledge of French-speaking countries through a variety of communicative activities.
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: personality traits; feelings and opinions; wishes.
Grammar: consolidation of the difference between passé composé and imparfait; conditional ('si' clauses); direct and indirect pronouns, en & y; comparisons.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe somebody's personality
- refer to past events confidently
- express wishes
- make comparisons
- express feelings and opinions
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?
Students should have done two years of French recently and have completed French 2 upper: module 1 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. verb, noun, 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?
Homework will be based on La Grammaire en Clair (Nelson).
Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 upper: module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.