What is the course about?
The course is designed to consolidate your knowledge of upper-intermediate/advanced French, show you what the A-level examination or Delf B2 is about and assess whether you have the right level for the A-level course or Delf B2 interview in September.
Please read section 4. Assessment of level recommended - see languages department advice time.
Note: This course will not give you automatic access to the A-level course or Delf B2.
What will we cover?
Based on French material, you will reinforce your comprehension skills and develop your oral. You will revise and practice advanced grammatical points through writing exercises. There will be explanations about the exams, expected level of French and the necessary commitment to be provided to achieve at the end of the A-level course / Delf B2 course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
write and speak with more confidence
comprehend short pieces of news items
use advanced grammar more accurately
prepare for the A-levell or Delf B2 course interview more confidently.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have either a French AS with a good grade or studied French for 4 / 5 years recently. It is ideal for students, who have at least B1 level or have attended French 3-upper courses and would like to progress further by taking an accredited course.
It is not suitable if you have taken a French GCSE this year. If you are not sure that you have the right level, please contact languages during advice time for your level to be assessed.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. 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 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 Tutor's own material. Students could bring a monolingual dictionary in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French A-level course or Delf B2 course or a French course French 3 upper or French 4 according to level: please ask tutor for advice. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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