French beginners intensive: module 1

Course Dates: 13/05/24 - 17/06/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
Learn French on this intensive lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Please note that this course will take place twice a week over a five week-period.
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French beginners intensive: module 1
  • Course Code: LF1002
  • Dates: 13/05/24 - 17/06/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Mon+Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 6 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Valerie Jézéquel

Course Code: LF1002

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Mon+Wed, eve, 13 May - 17 Jun '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 6 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 will enable you to feel confident starting to use French and will take you on a journey to discover the French speaking world. The course will introduce new structures and vocabulary gradually. You will build up your confidence in all four skills, with an emphasis on speaking and listening.

What will we cover?

-topics: personal information; introductions; food and drinks.
-language points: subject pronouns; definite and indefinite articles; present tense of verbs être and avoir; present tense of regular ER verbs; question words; masculine and feminine adjectives; negative sentence; numbers up to 100; jobs; nationalities; useful phrases and language for the classroom; French sounds.
-culture: famous French people; French people abroad.

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

- to talk about yourself
- to understand what others say about themselves
- to ask others about them
- to order food and drinks in a café
- to recognise common French sounds

Please note that the learning outcomes may vary depending on the general progress made by the students.

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

No previous knowledge of French is required but you may wish to join one of our French taster courses LF085/LF086 as a nice preamble to this module.

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
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables).

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?

Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 1-2 of Entre Nous 1, publisher emdl, ISBN number 978-84-8443-918-9. We suggest that you do not purchase the course book until after the first class.

Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.

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

French beginners intensive: module 2 starting next term. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed. Ask your tutor for advice if you are unsure of what to do next.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.