French 2: Passé composé ou imparfait?
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Ideal for students who already have a basic knowledge of those tenses. Taught in French.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LFW24
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
We will clarify the use of both Imperfect and Present Perfect tenses and their interaction.
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?
The Imperfect and the Present Perfect tenses as well as the interaction between the two.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- to differentiate between the Imperfect and the Present Perfect tenses
- to use these past tenses with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for students who have done at least 2 years of French recently. Students should be able to hold a short conversation about themselves and their daily routine and have notions of the past tense. This course is ideal for students with a A2/ B1 level or students who have enrolled on any French 2 Upper class.
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?
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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course material will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please consult our website to find our about other French workshops.
After studying English in a French University, Sylviane decided to move to the UK and very soon, started to give French Private Tuitions. She then successfully attended Adult Teaching courses and attends many Trainings on a yearly basis. Sylviane managed a language department in a London adult education college and was invited to give weeks long trainings to primary uk teachers teaching Languages. She also gave support and advice in writing a book on learning Hindi. Sylviane has experience in teaching French to Students of different backgrounds and levels; this includes French grammar, culture including francophone culture, litterature and more specific subjects. Sylviane enjoys teaching and uses her creativity in her teaching. Being a life Coach specialised in Education, gives Sylviane the increased ability to adjust and help a diversity of Students. Sylviane speaks 5 languages and is currently learning Shikomori, a language related to Kiswahili. "Learning French helps you understand many different cultures and its people (Francophones countries). Learning a language is also best to nothing else to keep dementia away".
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.