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. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Topics: hobbies and free time; routine; past events.
Grammar: consolidation of the present tense (-ER/-IR/-RE, irregular forms, reflexive and modals verbs); introduction to the past tense (passé composé); use of adjectives (singular and plural forms); comparatives; introduction to pronouns and adverbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about your routine
- talk about your hobbies
- describe yourself and others
- buy clothes and other items
- talk about past events
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 the verbs in the present tense confidently.
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 http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on City Lit’s digital handbook, all details will be given during the first lesson. Please note that no printed copies will be provided.
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.