French 5: pour parler

Course Dates: 23/09/20 - 09/12/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

De la grammaire aux actualités en passant par la chanson, ce cours de niveau avancé explore les différents aspects de la langue française écrite et parlée. Au menu, un cocktail d'activités créatives qui sauront délier les langues les plus réticentes!

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to develop your confidence in exploring ideas orally in French. You will further develop your awareness and knowledge of French culture and society.

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?

This course is a general study of the French language, culture and society through songs, films, current issues, articles from newspapers and magazines, the internet etc.

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 discussions. Students should have studied French for more than 5 years or have 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?

Based on the tutor's own material.
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?

Any French 5 course.

Reviews

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Great tutor, lively, entertaining subject matter. My ability to speak French and my confidence has greatly improved
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
As it says on the tin, a real mix of activities, with opportunities to be grasped for talking or discussing in small or whole class groups. The subjects were interesting in themselves, and the articles offered for home reading were excellent.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/07/2019)
This entirely met/surprised my expectations. A good pace
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 02/05/2019)
It is very amusing, stimulating and adds to knowledge and learning of French.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/11/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Frédéric Fournier

Frederic was born in a small village in Provence and goes back there every summer to meet his family and friends. However, aged 20, he moved to Paris and feels a bit like a "parisien". In Paris he followed courses at the Sorbonne University studiying " les humanités " ( Philosophy, psychologie and linguistic) and worked for some years as a journalist. He didn't like that job having to compromise too often with editorial and corporate lines. Frederic went on delivering courses and teaching material in refugees camps in south east Asia. There he discovered in education the human touch he missed in journalism. Back in Europe he took several teaching positions first in France then in London involving French as a foreign language and French for business with Westmister, City and Birkbeck Universities. His teaching is focused around his students' needs. For the last ten years Frederic has been delivering lectures and workshops at citylit around historical and cultural subjects such as " Versailles, Le métro de Paris, la Révolution Francaise, Napoléon, la colonisation et la décolonisation, Ch. De Gaulle ( The stateman, not the airport ) and others.

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.

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Course Code: LF513

Full Wed, eve, 23 Sep - 09 Dec '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

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