What is the course about?
This is an intensive and stimulating opportunity to revise grammatical structures and expand vocabulary while reinforcing your speaking and listening skills.
What will we cover?
There will be topics such as the environment and current affairs using authentic material. You will also have the opportunity to recap on complex grammar points such as the conditional, the subjunctive or pronouns.
However, these will be negotiated with the tutor according to students' needs at the beginning of the course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- scan and analyse newspaper articles
- express opinions using different registers of the language
- feel more confident using complex grammar in context
N.B: the progress and pace of the classes are determined by the needs of the students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate: suitable if you have studied French for 4/5 years recently or completed French 3 lower or French 3 upper. We strongly recommend that you contact the languages office in order to have your level assessed. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The classes are based on the communicative approach. The emphasis is on speaking and listening. There will be pair and group work as well as role plays. Audio-visual techniques will be included whenever convenient and some homework is normally expected. Please note students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 3: lower or French 3 upper according to your level in September. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office on 020 7492 2644. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we offer exam courses. If you are interested, contact the languages department on the above number to book an interview.
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