What is the course about?
TThe course aims to develop, consolidate and refine your writing skills for a variety of purposes: drafting a short article, writing a blog, a factual report, a personal account or a review, creating a short story, etc.
This also will be an opportunity to find out more about the way grammar is applied and used as a styling tool.
Material issued and used in class will be accessible online via Google Classroom and will include simple storyboards, brief radio and TV news reports, as well as short films and animations.
What will we cover?
You will learn how to develop your writing skills in French: writing summaries, blogs, articles, letters, personal accounts and short stories.
You will also get the opportunity to make a clear distinction between spoken and written language, learning expressions and style effects applying solely to the latter.
You will learn as well how to improve and consolidate your spelling and conjugating skills, and revise key grammatical rules.
The exact content and programme will be discussed at the beginning of the course and will be modulated according to participants’ personal level and interests.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- write summaries, blogs, articles, letters personal accounts and short stories
- develop your creative writing skills and acquire the basis of a more personal writing style
- use grammar and punctuation accurately for style purposes.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course aimed at students who have studied French for at least 5/6 years recently (B2 onwards).
It is ideal for students overall confident with their language skills but who wish to develop and consolidate their writing skills, and looking to acquire the basis of a personal writing style in the French language.
Please contact the languages department for more details : email@example.com.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Group and pairs discussion in French about vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, etc.
- Group and individual creative writing
- Documents in print, and aural and visual prompts used in class available via Google Classroom.
Participants will be expected to comply with homework requirements to achieve their full potential and be able to interact actively in class, thus reaping the full benefits of their learning experience.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol in French 4 courses or French 4. Please ask you tutors for advice.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details