French 4: pratique et perfectionnement: module 1
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
What is the course about?
This course is designed to consolidate the linguistic competence you acquired during your previous French upper intermediate courses. It is an opportunity for you to further your knowledge of the French language using authentic material for an in-depth look at French society and an initiation to French literature.
What will we cover?
Revision of grammar in context (e.g. past tenses, subjunctive, conditional, prepositions as appropriate). Work on pronunciation.
Themes: cinema, customs and traditions, science and technology, art, literature, social issues, current affairs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use the language more accurately
- read newspapers and short stories with confidence
- write short essays
- take part in discussions and debates
- talk about French civilisation
- give presentations in French.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have done a French 3 Upper course or have recently done five years of French, have achieved an Upper intermediate level and want to move on to an advanced level.
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?
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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course is based on the tutor’s own resources. However, a book might be recommended.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 4: pratique et perfectionnement: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces 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.