What is the course about?
This course will help you to extend your communications skills, perfect your grammar and develop your vocabulary.
What will we cover?
Texts from a variety of sources on aspects of contemporary France: current affairs, arts, culture, etc. Grammar revision will be discussed to the tutor at the begin of the course according to student's needs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Communicate with greater confidence in French
Summarise the content of a French radio or TV programme
Write more accurately in French.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 5 course - Students should have an advanced level of spoken and written French equivalent to at least a good post A-level/degree standard. We strongly recommend that you contact the languages office in order to have your level assessed.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Reading, discussion, pair/group work. Some English to French translation. The emphasis will be on oral work, students will play an active part in all discussions & group work. Homework: Grammar revision and oral presentations.
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material, extracts of novels, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio programmes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other French 5 courses in September 2016. Ask your tutor for advice. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we offer exam courses, if you are interested, please contact the languages department to book an interview.