French 3 lower: practise and consolidate: module 1
Time: 15:45 - 16:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF341
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to further improve your upper intermediate French, at a gentle 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 life and 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?
These may vary according to the needs and interests of the group, but we plan to offer the following:
- topics: films and books; francophone culture; past events; etc.
- grammar: revision of simple relative pronouns, consolidation of various uses of the past tenses (imperfect, passé composé, pluperfect).
The content of the course will be in line with the French 3 upper at a gentle pace module and will enable you to practise the above points further.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have more confidence in your ability to understand and be understood in simple French
- understand the main information and some detailed information of aural texts
- ask and answer questions about specific interests
- describe and recommend a film or a book
- know more about francophone culture, and discuss it
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 or have done 3 years of French recently. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. noun, adjective, conjugation, 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 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. Please try:
Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012)
The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 3 lower: practise and consolidate: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
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.