French 5: faits d'actualité

Course Dates: 02/05/19 - 04/07/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: EC Euston
Tutor: Daphne Vallas

Venez approfondir vos connaissances de la France et des institutions françaises et débattre de divers sujets d'actualité. Une approche créative et animée pour développer vos connaissances linguistiques et culturelles.


What is the course about?

This course aims to develop your knowledge of French society and current affairs. You will compare the French issues to the ones in Europe. The course will enable you to build up your confidence to express your opinion and debate in French.

What will we cover?

A general study of French society and current affairs and how it compares with the rest of Europe through French newspapers, magazines, TV extracts and Internet sites.

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

Learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.

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

Students should have a very good knowledge of all aspects of French grammar and be sufficiently fluent to be able to participate in discussion and have studied French for more than 5 years or have an equivalent knowledge.
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 - (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

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

Any French 5 course.

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


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An excellent course made better by the relaxed environment. The teacher whilst appreciating the deficiencies in each students knowledge pushes and expands the vocabulary and the ability to express orally in an encouraging and sympathetic manner. Highly recommended.
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Course Code: LF535

Thu, eve, 02 May - 04 Jul '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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