French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1

Course Dates: 26/09/22 - 05/12/22
Time: 13:45 - 15:30
Location: Online
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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: LF318

Mon, day, 26 Sep - 05 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to further improve your lower intermediate French, at a slower pace. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You will move from basic language skills towards fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into French speaking culture.

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: personal identity, leisure, daily routine and meetings, expressing agreement/disagreement and descriptions.

Grammar: revision/consolidation of past tenses (passé composé, imparfait), introduction to plus-que-parfait, revision of pronouns.

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

- have more confidence in your ability to speak, understand and be understood in French
- discuss your hobbies with specific vocabulary
- talk about your daily routine and meetings
- to agree and disagree with people

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 completed French 2 upper at a gentle pace module 3 or have done 3 years of French recently.
In order to join the course, you should be able to do the following:
- exchange ideas about your work-life pattern
- exchange ideas about the work environment
- exchange ideas about conflicts at work and how to resolve them
- express yourself with a greater level of accuracy and fluency.

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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

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

The course is mainly based on the tutor's own materials. The tutor will advise you on a course book at the beginning of the term if necessary. Please note that the course book is used as a support only. You will not cover all the activities in the book during the course. If a book is suggested please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them on 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?

French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure about what to do next, please ask your tutor for advice.

Julie Ricci

Bonjour! My name is Julie and I am from Nice, Côte d'azur. I have been teaching French in the UK since 2005 so it has been... a while. I started in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I graduated with an MCs in Language Teaching form the University of Edinburgh, and taught at Edinburgh Napier University and at the University of Edinburgh Life Long learning school. I then came to London where I started teaching at Citylit in 2011. I was also a French teacher at Queen Mary University of London for 7 seven years. I enjoy teaching languages and am very passionate to share and transmit my passion for my language. I make a point to create a relaxed atmosphere in my class, but I am very organised. So fear not! With me you will learn and have fun at the same time! I hope to see you soon in class. A bientôt!

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.