French beginners: module 3

Course Dates: 29/09/20 - 15/12/20
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online

Come to join this lively course. Ideal if you want to boost your near-beginner knowledge and develop your speaking and listening skills.

Note: Fees include all course material.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.


What is the course about?

This course aims to strengthen what you already know in French. You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics in order to communicate in the language in everyday situations. The emphasis is on speaking and listening.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Topics: talk about hobbies and free time as well as your routine in details, start talking about past events

Grammar: consolidation of present tense (-ER/-IR/-RE, irregulars, reflexive and modals verbs) introduction to past tense (passé composé), use of adjectives, comparative, introduction to pronouns and adverbs.

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

- talk about your hobbies
- describe yourself and others
- buy clothe and other items

- use present tense confidently
- use the singular and plural of adjuectives confidently
- use basic comparative form
- make simple sentences using the "passén composé"

Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.

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

For students who have completed French beginners module 2 or who have studied French recently for about 1 year. You need to use the verbs at the present tense confidentally.

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). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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 City Lit course materials. Folder and details to access google classroom for recording will be handed over dueing the first class.
The European Bookshop - (020 7734 5259).

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

2 lower courses according to your level. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office (020 7492 2644).


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Really enjoyed the course, it moves at a great pace and requires out of work practice! Lovely tutor and group of fellow students. Look forward to carrying on.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/07/2019)
I would recommend it to them as long as they had some knowledge of French.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
I would say it was.a good course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
Would recommend to a friend who wanted to improve their French Language but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who was a complete beginner.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/06/2019)
Good course, lovely tutor, well-taught and at a good pace.
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Review by Michael Addison / (Posted on 20/06/2019)
Great relevant content to help you communicate with French people on the subjects useful to you i.e. booking accommodation, complaining, travelling about etc..
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Review by Karen Fenn / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
I found the jump in difficulty quite sudden around halfway through the course
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Review by Toby / (Posted on 18/03/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Daniel Fernandez

Daniel Fernández is a French tutor who was born and grew up in a small industrial town in the French Alps. He was inspired not only by his great teachers but also by his first experiences teaching English during his studies in southeast Asia. Daniel has experience of teaching French at all levels in a variety of contexts including companies, local authorities, charities, and private clients. He likes the energy and commitment required to meet the challenges of teaching. He also finds teaching French rewarding and enjoys seeing learning take place in the classroom.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LF157

Tue, eve, 29 Sep - 15 Dec '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £121.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.