French 3 lower: practise and consolidate: module 3

Course Dates: 11/05/20 - 29/06/20
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
Location: Online
Tutors:

Consolidate your intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 lower class or have an equivalent level of the language.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to further improve your intermediate French, at a gentle pace. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You will move from basic language skills towards fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into French life and culture.

What will we cover?

Topics: applying for a job, small ads, making wishes, complaining in a hotel.

Grammar: relative pronouns, demonstratives, word order in the sentence, simple future and 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

- read and understand small ads and their abbreviations

- write a short text describing a problem you have had in a hotel

- say what you wish for

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?

You should have completed French 2 upper at a gentle pace or have done 3 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.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course is mainly based on the tutor's own materials. The tutor will advise you on a course book at the beginning of the term if necessary. Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
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?

A French 3 lower or French 3 upper course depending on level achieved. Please ask your tutor for advice.

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Tutor Biographies
Julie Ricci

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.

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Course Code: LF343

Started Mon, day, 11 May - 29 Jun '20

Duration: 7 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £55.00
Concession: £42.00

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