French 2 lower at a gentle pace: module 3
Time: 12:35 - 14:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF284
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable hesitant learners to communicate in elementary French in everyday situations. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis 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: French culture and habits; cultures and habits of different countries; the weekend, plans.
Grammar: consolidation of passé composé and imperfect; use of the « futur proche » (going to) and introduction to the future simple; use of modal verbs; comparatives.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have more confidence in your ability to understand and be understood in simple French
- talk about what you can/should/must do
- make comparisons
- say what you did at the week-end
- talk about holiday plans
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?
Suitable if you have completed French 2 lower at a gentle pace: module 2 or if you have studied French for about a year - at least 65 hours of tuition.
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?
The course is based on the course book Foundations French 1 Dounia Bissar and Cecile Tschirhart (Palgrave – 3rd edition, ISBN-13: 9781137579195) from Unit 7. Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1. If in doubt, ask your tutor or contact the Languages Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.