What is the course about?
To prepare students to sit the DALF C1 examination in June 2018. The course is designed to show students what the DALF examination is about and to assess whether students are at the right level. This is a demanding course, which requires a considerable amount of self study.
What will we cover?
Reading, writing, discussion and analysis of texts on specific topics related to contemporary France and French-speaking countries. Practise complex grammatical points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
write and speak accurately and confidently about specific topics/areas
have a very high level of expressive style and a greatly extended vocabulary
prepare for the DALF C1 with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have an A-level with a good grade (A/B) or hold the DELF B2 qualification or equivalent.
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 respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activites (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.
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on Tutor's own material. Students should bring a monolingual dictionnary in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
DALF C1 or a French course at equivalent level (French 5). Please ask tutor for advice. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.