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.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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 French 3 Lower or have studied French for 4/5 years recently (post-B1 level or B2 level / A-level). Please contact the languages department for advice email@example.com
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology (e.g. subjunctive, conditional, pronouns, 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.
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: infos 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.