What is the course about?
The aim of this intensive course is to provide you with an opportunity to study and revise grammatical structures and to expand your vocabulary whilst building your confidence in speaking French again.
This is a live online face-to-face 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: introducing and talking about yourself and describe daily routine; hobbies; pros & cons of various jobs.
Grammar: question forms; prepositions; comparatives; present, near future and passé composé.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- exchange information
- ask questions
- extract information from a variety of sources
- talk about your plans for the week-end.
- talk about past events.
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?
Rusty GCSE, O-level or equivalent. This course is particularly suitable for those who wish to revise and consolidate on previously acquired knowledge before going on a regular course.
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 number 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 the tutor's own material. The tutor might recommend a book at the beginning of the course. Please note that the book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 courses in January. Please ask advice to your tutor or you can contact the Languages Office for advice on 020 7492 2644.