French 3 lower: actualité et discussion

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 28/06/22
Time: 19:15 - 20:45
Location: Online
Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

Course Code: LF332

Please choose a course date 

Tue, eve, 26 Apr - 28 Jun '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to help you acquire a level of competence to deal with most everyday situations. It will encourage you to speak more freely and enjoy taking part in a conversation.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Conversations based on daily news, drawing on TV and radio programmes as well as newspaper articles. The topics may include education, the environment, transport, science and technology, art, politics, news in brief, etc.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand and discuss news items
- express opinion
- make comparisons
- analyse and summarise news items and opinions
- talk about contemporary French culture and civilisation

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 completed French 2 upper courses or have studied French for 3 / 4 years. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. verb, noun, conjugation, pronoun, etc.).

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

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?

The material will be provided by the tutor. If a course book is recommended please try:
Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012)
The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).

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

Any French 3 upper course. Please enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.