French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 3

Course Dates: 30/04/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Suitable if you have completed 'French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 2', or have equivalent knowledge but need to build up your confidence. Improve your intermediate French on this friendly communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of speaking and listening skills.

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 increase your fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into French life and culture.

What will we cover?

These may vary according to the needs and interests of the group, but will generally include:

topics: talking about your projects, giving advice, discussing current affairs;

grammar: consolidation of future and conditional tenses, if clauses.

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 French
- understand the main theme, and some detailed information in written and aural texts
- discuss and give your opinion on current affairs
- ask and answer questions about your projects
- explain a problem and give advice

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?

The course is suitable for those who have completed French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 1, or anyone with a similar level of knowledge who wishes to extend their knowledge at a gentle pace.
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 that 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?

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. You will be told in class if there are any helpful supplementary materials.

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

French 3 upper: module 1 or French 4 at a gentle pace: module 1.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

I would highly recommend it.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/07/2019)
An excellent course, worth the effort.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/07/2019)
This course proceeds at the pace of the average student in the class rather than a preset rate, I think. Topics covered, in addition to the grammar, were very varied and gave opportunities for everyone to express views. Each week, in addition to specific homework, we were required to read, listen or view some authentic French and then share this with another student in the class. This encouraged us all to expand our vocabulary and gave us each an opportunity to explore our own interests.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/06/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Estelle Hélouin

Estelle became interested in languages in secondary school, in France, where she had an inspiring and brilliant English teacher who made students speak the language for the whole lesson. This approach was quite ground-breaking at the time! After studying English at university and working briefly as a translator, she developped a passion for teaching after discovering a course to become a teacher of French as a foreign language when she moved to London many years ago. Estelle has taught adults from all different backgrounds and levels and has also enjoyed being a language learner herself. “Being quite musical, I particularly love the sound of languages, I am also passionate about learning in general. I think learning languages not only helps you discover other cultures but also enable people to develop many competences such as communication skills”.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LF339

Thu, day, 30 Apr - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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