French beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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- Course Code: LF132
- Dates: 15/04/24 - 08/07/24
- Time: 18:00 - 19:30
- Taught: Mon, Evening
- Duration: 11 sessions (over 13 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Pierre Porcheron
Course Code: LF132
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 13 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to further develop your knowledge of French as well as consolidating what you have previously learnt. You will also learn more about the French speaking world.
What will we cover?
-topics: routine and habits; preferences; ask and answer questions in a variety of real life situations ( café, shops, train station…).
- language points: present tense of reflexive verbs; present tense of more irregular verbs; question words; adverbs of frequency; negative sentences; passé composé of regular verbs; temporal connectives; the time; days and times of the week; daily routine actions; personal and physical attributes.
- culture: routines around the French speaking world; routines in Paris.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about your habits
- ask others about their habits
- talk about what you have done recently
- take part in real life short conversations
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?
For students who have completed French beginners module 2 or who have studied French recently for about 1 year. You need to use verbs in the present tense with confidence. In order to join the course, you should be able to do the following:
- to speak about your familly
- to speak about your routine
- to speak about your free time
- to describe the area you live in
- to talk about your interests.
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 4-5 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 2 Lower: module 1. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure about what to do next, please ask your tutor for advice.
Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.
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.