French 3: listening
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LFW33
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This workshop focuses on developing your listening skills at upper intermediate level. You will learn how to recognise difficult sounds in French and improve your listening comprehension with a mixture of exercises and authentic documents.
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?
We will improve your understanding of radio/TV programmes such as the news. We will also have a look at different accents which you will encounter among French speakers, and identify many fillers used in speech such as "ben, heu", etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- better understand spoken French by improving your recognition of difficult sounds in the language
- be aware of different accents among French speakers
- extract the main information from TV/radio broadcasts more easily.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for intermediate to upper intermediate students of French (at least 4/5 years of study or equivalent). Ideal for students working towards the DELF B2 or the French A-level or students studying at French 3 Upper or French 4 levels.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology such as: noun, adjectives, subjunctive, conditional.
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?
All of the material will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please consult our website to find out about other French workshops.
A love of language, of words, of the intricacies of grammar was instilled at an early age into Pascale as a young child, sitting at the back of ther mother's classroom, taking it all in. Her professional destiny was sealed... After setting up and delivering language courses in the private sector as well as government agencies and TV channels she was eager to enter the great community and the ethos of Adult Education. Pascale believes that it is both an enormous privilege and responsability to instill, foster and sustain a thirst for learning in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Her secret ingredients are humour and energy.
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.