French 3 upper : actualité et discussion

Course Dates: 16/04/24 - 25/06/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Further improve your upper intermediate French on this lively and interactive course. The course will combine some structural language work with discussions on French speaking political and cultural news.
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French 3 upper : actualité et discussion
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  • Course Code: LF336
  • Dates: 16/04/24 - 25/06/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Stephanie Radet

Course Code: LF336

Started Tue, eve, 16 Apr - 25 Jun '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to improve your oral and written fluency in French by reading and discussing extracts from
newspaper articles, TV programmes and by listening to authentic audio materials. You will also revise and
consolidate grammar in order to improve your accuracy in speaking and writing.

What will we cover?

The topics covered will lead to discussion and better understanding of France and French-speaking countries.
Various grammar points will be treated according to the needs of the students. These might include: past tenses
(passé-composé/imparfait and their difference), relative pronouns, adjectives, the conditional and the subjunctive.

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

- initiate and participate in a conversation related to various issues
- understand the gist of more advanced audio-visual materials/ films with confidence
- express opinions and ideas
- read more advanced texts/ articles with confidence
- use more complex grammatical structures orally and in writing

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 a fairly high level of French. They should have completed at least French 3 upper: module
2, French 3 upper pratique et perfectionnement: module 2 or have studied French for 4 to 5 years recently. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basicgrammar 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?

All the material will be provided by the tutor. You will need to have a bilingual dictionary.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

A level 4 course starting next term. If you are unsure about what to do next, please ask your tutor for advice. It is best to enrol as soon as you can as places cannot be guaranteed.

Stephanie Radet

Originally from Vendome in the Loir-et-Cher, I am a versatile native French teacher who has been teaching students of all ages and levels in London for more than 30 years. My students' French language knowledge ranges from complete beginner to advanced levels: as well as teaching adults, I teach French to primary school children and conversation skills to A-levels students. For 30 years, I have also tutored students for French exams and taught adults in one to one and groups in companies and government agencies. As an applied linguist (MA), I am passionate about all aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and I always aim to provide a positive learning experience in order to help students develop a long-lasting interest in languages regardless of their age, level or ability. My teaching classroom practices are influenced by communicative and task-based language teaching. As a constuctivist, I strive to make my students active and inquisitive participants in class in order to enhance their own learning experience. My classes are accessible, lively and interactive, and I try to use authentic French material to make my classes cultural as well as linguistic.

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.