French 3 upper: actualité et discussion

Course Dates: 24/01/23 - 04/04/23
Time: 19:15 - 20:45
Location: Keeley Street
Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

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Course Code: LF322

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Started Tue, eve, 24 Jan - 04 Apr '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to encourage you to speak more freely. It will develop your listening skills while reinforcing your confidence and it will increase your knowledge of French. Ideal if you would like a course which is based on conversation.

What will we cover?

The various topics covered will lead to discussion and a better understanding of France and French-speaking countries. Topics covered will be agreed with the tutor at the beginning of the course.

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

- initiate and participate in a conversation
- express opinions and ideas
- intervene, check details, ask precise questions when conversing
- understand news items more confidently
- develop listening comprehension skills

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 a French 3 Lower course or have studied French for 4/5 years recently (post-B1 level or B2 level / A-level). Please contact the languages department for advice

It is also essential that you have some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology (e.g. subjunctive, conditional, pronouns, 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?

Based mainly on the tutor's own material. If your tutor suggests a book, 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?

French 3 upper: actualité et discussion in the next term or any other French courses at level 3 upper or 4. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.

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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.