French 3 upper: conversational French

Course Dates: 08/10/24 - 10/12/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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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.
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French 3 upper: conversational French
  • Course Code: LF316
  • Dates: 08/10/24 - 10/12/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Stephanie Radet

Course Code: LF316

Tue, eve, 08 Oct - 10 Dec '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to encourage you to speak more freely. It will develop your listening skills while reinforcing your confidence and it will increase your knowledge of French. Ideal if you would like a course which is based on conversation.

What will we cover?

The various topics covered will lead to discussion and a better understanding of France and French-speaking countries. Topics covered will be agreed with the tutor at the beginning of the course.

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

- initiate and participate in a conversation
- express opinions and ideas
- intervene, check details, ask precise questions when conversing
- understand news items more confidently
- develop listening comprehension skills

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 a fairly high level of French. They should have completed at least a French 3 Lower course or have studied French for 4/5 years recently (post-B1 level or B2 level / A-level). Please contact the languages department for advice language@citylit.ac.uk
If you are not sure about your level, please contact Languages on languages@citylit.ac.uk or check our level assessment chart on: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level

It is also essential that you have some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology (e.g. subjunctive, conditional, pronouns, etc.).

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?

Based on the tutor's own material.

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

French 3 upper: actualité et discussion in the next term or any other French courses at level 3 upper or 4. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.

Stephanie Radet

Originally from Vendome in the Loir-et-Cher, I am a versatile native French teacher who has been teaching students of all ages and levels in London for more than 30 years. My students' French language knowledge ranges from complete beginner to advanced levels: as well as teaching adults, I teach French to primary school children and conversation skills to A-levels students. For 30 years, I have also tutored students for French exams and taught adults in one to one and groups in companies and government agencies. As an applied linguist (MA), I am passionate about all aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and I always aim to provide a positive learning experience in order to help students develop a long-lasting interest in languages regardless of their age, level or ability. My teaching classroom practices are influenced by communicative and task-based language teaching. As a constuctivist, I strive to make my students active and inquisitive participants in class in order to enhance their own learning experience. My classes are accessible, lively and interactive, and I try to use authentic French material to make my classes cultural as well as linguistic.

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.