What is the course about?
This course aims to give you the opportunity to communicate in a French environment. You will increase your fluency and improve your accuracy and comprehension in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
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?
French in everyday situations whether for social, leisure or work purposes with relevant grammatical practice when appropriate.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- socialise and be understood in a variety of situations
- solve problems, make complaints
- understand and make comments on articles in French newspapers
- understand and speak about French TV programmes such as short news broadcasts.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have studied French for at least 5 years recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology (e.g. the subjunctive, the conditional, the active and passive forms, pronouns).
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. 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All 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 or 5 courses according to level. If in doubt, please ask you tutor or contact Languages on firstname.lastname@example.org.