French 4/5: infos et discussion

Course Dates: 28/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Online

Venez discuter d'une diversité de sujets dans ce cours vivant et créatif qui vous aidera à renforcer vos compétences orales.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This lively course will enable you to reinforce your French speaking and comprehension. You will acquire a level of language competency that enables you to communicate in most situations while your listening skills are constantly reinforced.

This is a live online face-to-face 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

A range of different topics will be introduced from everyday life and daily news using TV, radio and newspaper articles, covering topics such as education, environment, transport, science and technology, art, politics, news in brief etc. Suggestions and ideas will be discussed at the beginning of the term.
Grammar will only be covered on an ad-hoc basis.

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

- discuss current affairs more confidently
- express your opinion regarding cultural matters
- identify specific information from a radio/TV programme or from a film extract
- use grammar orally more accurately
- develop your understanding of French culture and society.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Ideally of you have completed French 4 or would like to build your confidence before joining a French 5 course. If you are not sure if this course is for you, please contact the languages department for advice. (languages@citylit.ac.uk or 0207 492 2644)
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- 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 material will be provided by the tutor.
If a course book is recommended 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?

French 4/5 : info et discussion or French 4/5: pratice and perfectionnement: module 3. Ask advice to your tutor.

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It was a pleasant experience. The teaching was good and encouraged all of us to demonstrate our individual strengths.
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Tutor Biographies
Sylviane Decrolière

After studying English in a French University, Sylviane decided to move to the UK and very soon, started to give French Private Tuitions. She then successfully attended Adult Teaching courses and attends many Trainings on a yearly basis. Sylviane managed a language department in a London adult education college and was invited to give weeks long trainings to primary uk teachers teaching Languages. She also gave support and advice in writing a book on learning Hindi. Sylviane has experience in teaching French to Students of different backgrounds and levels; this includes French grammar, culture including francophone culture, litterature and more specific subjects. Sylviane enjoys teaching and uses her creativity in her teaching. Being a life Coach specialised in Education, gives Sylviane the increased ability to adjust and help a diversity of Students. Sylviane speaks 5 languages and is currently learning Shikomori, a language related to Kiswahili. "Learning French helps you understand many different cultures and its people (Francophones countries). Learning a language is also best to nothing else to keep dementia away".

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: LF526

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 28 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £91.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.