What is the course about?
This course aims to show you the different uses of French verb tenses in the indicative mode using discovery and interactive acitivities.
What will we cover?
Revise and consolidate the present tense and the two main past tenses (passé composé & imparfait). You will learn why we cannot just translate from English!
You will also develop you oral accruracy through a variety of practice exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- choose the right tense for the right situation
- get familiar with verb endings and use them with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have acquired an intermediate level (3/4 years of French) and should be working towards an upper intermediate level. This course is ideal for students preparing for the DELF B1 (or other exam courses) or students who have enrolled for any French 2 upper and 3 Lower or higher if you just wan to consolidate some of the basics.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns.
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?
All materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.
There is a follow up workshop (LFW34) to deepen your knowledge of verbs and tenses at the end of November (see bundles details above to benefit of a discount).