French 3 lower at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 13:45 - 15:30
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: LF318
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Topics: Holidays( past- plans-organising); musical tastes; lifestyles
Language points: pronouns(revision); imparfait vs passé composé(revision); plus-que-parfait; past infinitive; conditional present; adverbs( revision)
Culture: Matisse & Gauguin; peace through music; superstitions in the French speaking world.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about the past using a range a past tenses more accurately
- use pronouns more accurately
- express opinions and tastes on various topics
- have a wider range of vocabulary
- structure more complex sentences to share ideas and opinions with others
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 based on the coursebook Entre Nous 3 (ISBN 978-84-16657-80-3) units 1-2-3. Please note that you may not complete all the activities in the book. We suggest that you do not purchase the coursebook until after the first class.
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.
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.