French 3: book club

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 24/05/22
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: Online
This course is for intermediate learners of French (French 3 lower and French 3 upper levels) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of French speaking fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in French, and discussions will be in French, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.
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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00

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Course Code: LF334

Finished Tue, day, 26 Apr - 24 May '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is for intermediate learners of French who wish to improve their grammar, vocabulary and fluency by reading shorter, simpler texts (e.g. short novels/short stories/easy readers), chosen by the tutor and/or suggested by the students. In addition to the language studied, learners will discuss themes and characterisation in the chosen works of fiction, while in the case of non-fiction texts we will discuss the issues raised.

This is an online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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?

The primary focus of the lessons will be discussing the texts read, but we will also use the texts as learning opportunities, looking at the grammar and vocabulary used.

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

- expand your knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures
- give your opinion about a story and its characters
- give your opinion about topics from the book
- become familiar with a work of French speaking literature.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To join this course, you should have studied French for three years. If you are currently studying at City Lit, you should be taking either a French 3 lower or French 3 upper course.

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

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

This course will take place onlinle, via Zoom, and will involve:

- active students’ interaction
- student discussions
- pair and group work

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?

The texts you will be working on will be specified at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will advise you at the beginning of the course.

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

Another French intermediate book club, starting later in the term.

Daniel Fernandez

Daniel Fernández is a French tutor who was born and grew up in a small industrial town in the French Alps. He was inspired not only by his great teachers but also by his first experiences teaching English during his studies in southeast Asia. Daniel has experience of teaching French at all levels in a variety of contexts including companies, local authorities, charities, and private clients. He likes the energy and commitment required to meet the challenges of teaching. He also finds teaching French rewarding and enjoys seeing learning take place in the classroom.

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.