What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to communicate in French in everyday situations. It will strengthen your knowledge and introduce new structures and vocabulary gradually. You will build up your confidence in all four skills with the emphasis on speaking and listening.
Based on units 7–9 of 'The French Experience 1' (BBC, new edition).
What will we cover?
Topics: buying a train ticket, booking a hotel room, describing where you live.
Grammar: prepositions, modals, introduction to the imperfect, indefinite/definite articles.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- buy/reserve a train ticket.
- book a hotel room.
- say you are going to be late.
- report a problem.
- describe your home.
- say where you used to live.
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 covered Units 1-6 of the BBC French Experience 1 or who have an equivalent level in the language. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The classes are based on the communicative approach. The emphasis is put on speaking and listening. There will be pair and group work as well as role plays. Audio-visual techniques will be included whenever convenient and some homework is normally expected. Please note students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material and handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French stage 2 lower: module 1 in September. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office on 020 7492 2644. 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 on the above number to book an interview.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details