French 5: faits d'actualité

Course Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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French 5: faits d'actualité
  • Course Code: LF515
  • Dates: 23/09/24 - 02/12/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Masa Uzelac

Course Code: LF515

Mon, eve, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to develop your knowledge of French society and current affairs. You will compare 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.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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 studied French for more than 5 years or have an equivalent knowledge. They should have a very good knowledge of all aspects of French grammar and be sufficiently fluent to be able to participate in discussion.

If you are not sure about your level, please contact Languages on or check our level assessment chart on:

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

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

This is a practical, participative course in which students will be required to translate poetry for discussion in class. Homework will be set every week, so that students can fully benefit from the course. A range of resources will be used to support your learning.

Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The material will be provided by the tutor.


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

Any French 5 course. If in doubt, please contact Languages on

Masa Uzelac

Dr Maša Uzelac holds a BA (Hons) and an MA degree in Romance Studies from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. She specialised in French, Italian, and Portuguese language and literature. She has an extensive experience in MFL teaching, both in Higher Education and as a private language tutor. Maša completed a PhD in French Studies at the University of Galway in Ireland. Her research interests include literature, politics, and philosophy. Maša's most recent research project explored the concept of ambivalent utopianism in the works of authors Michel Houellebecq and Aldous Huxley. Maša lived in different countries including Serbia, Portugal, France and Ireland. She is currently based in Liverpool and works as an Associate Tutor in French at Edge Hill University. She speaks Serbian, French, English, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian

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.