French 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 20/09/21 - 06/12/21
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: Online
The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills and on acquiring a greater understanding of French grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'French 2 lower' or equivalent.
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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00

Course Code: LF281

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Mon, eve, 20 Sep - 06 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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?

This course aims to develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also widen your knowledge of French speaking countries through a variety of communicative 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?

Grammar: revision and consolidation of present, future, some past tenses as well as interrogatives. Imperative to give advice.

Topics and functions: personal identity, leisure, holidays, agreeing/disagreeing, expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.

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

- talk about your hobbies
- express likes and dislikes about food
- talk about past holidays
- talk about your typical day
- give advice


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).

It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. verb, noun, conjugation). It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology such as conditional and pronouns.

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?

based on the tutor's own material.

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

French 2 upper: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Pierre Porcheron Tutor Website

Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.

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.