French 3 lower: actualité et discussion
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LF327
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to help you acquire a level of competence to deal with most everyday situations. It will encourage you to speak more freely and enjoy taking part in a conversation.
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?
Conversations based on daily news, drawing on TV and radio programmes as well as newspaper articles. The topics may include education, the environment, transport, science and technology, art, politics, news in brief, etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand and discuss news items
- express opinion
- make comparisons
- analyse and summarise news items and opinions
- talk about contemporary culture and civilisation from the French speaking world.
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?
Students should have completed a French 2 upper course or have recently studied French for 3 years. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. verb, noun, conjugation, pronoun, 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The material will be provided by the tutor. If a course book is recommended by your tutor, 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any French 3 lower course.