French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1

Course Dates: 06/10/22 - 08/12/22
Time: 14:30 - 16:15
Location: Online
Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00

Course Code: LF201

Thu, day, 06 Oct - 08 Dec '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The course aims at developing the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also widen your knowledge of French speaking countries through a variety of interactive activities.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- topics: autobiographical journey; key moments in one's life; lifestyles; the future.

- language points: revision and consolidation of the past, present and future tenses; relative pronouns qui and que; hypothetical and complex sentences; stages of life; new technologies; body parts; sports; useful language to interact with others.

- culture: French autobiographical novels; new sports.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- speak about your life
- exchange key moments in your life
- exchange about lifestyles
- talk about the future with confidence


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?

You should have done two years of French recently or have an equivalent knowledge of the language (A2 level). Please note this course goes at a slower pace than our standard courses.
In order to join the course, you should be able to do the following:
- describe where you live
- make comparisons between the past and the present
- express preferences
- share life experiences
- know more about French laws that have impacted on society.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which will enable you to learn at your own pace. Your tutor will use a range of teaching strategies to ensure that you gradually build up your confidence in speaking and listening. Throughout the course, you will receive learning tips on how to speak in groups more effectively and independently (without relying on your notes). You will practise listening to spoken language in ways that will maximise your understanding. There will be activities and advice to help you retain vocabulary.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Textbook and exercise book: Based on units 3-4 of Entre Nous 2, publisher emdl, ISBN number ISBN 978-84-8443-927-1 Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

A French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 2 course, starting next term. If you are unsure about what to do next, please ask your tutor for advice. Please enrol onto the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Magali Robert-Chung

Magali was born in France where she lived until 1997. Shortly after moving to the UK, she started teaching French as a Foreign Language. She has over 20 years experience teaching adults both at the City Lit and in a variety of educaional settings. Magali is passionate about languages and teaching. She is the perfect option for those looking for expertise whilst learning in a relaxed yet supportive environment.

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.