French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 2
Time: 15:10 - 16:10
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF352
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to further improve your upper 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.
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?
These may vary according to the needs and interests of the group, but we plan to offer the following:
- topics: films and books; francophone culture; past events; etc.
- grammar: revision of simple relative pronouns, consolidation of various uses of the past tenses (imperfect, passé composé, pluperfect).
The content of the course will be in line with the French 3 upper at a gentle pace module and will enable you to practise the above points further.
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
- understand the main information and some detailed information of aural texts
- ask and answer questions about specific interests
- describe and recommend a film or a book
- know more about francophone culture, and discuss it
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?
You should have completed French 3 lower at a gentle pace or have done 4 years of French recently. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. noun, adjective, conjugation, 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?
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)
The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.
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.