French 3 upper: practise and consolidate: module 3

Course Dates: 07/05/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 15:10 - 16:10
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Consolidate your upper intermediate level of French in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 upper, through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 3 upper class or have an equivalent level of the language.

Description

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.

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
- 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?

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 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 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 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) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).

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

A French 3 upper or French 4 course depending on level achieved. Please ask your tutor for advice.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Pierre Porcheron Tutor Website

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LF353

Thu, day, 07 May - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £48.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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