French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 12:15 - 14:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF330
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to further improve your 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 increase your fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into the 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: healthy food habits-relationships and generations-humour.
Language points: relative pronouns; reported speech; comparatives; anterior future; the passive.
Culture:extracts of books by Katherine Pancol, Anna Gavald and Tahar Ben Jelloun.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-to report back on events
-to talk about relationships between generations
-to identify humoristic styles
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?
The course is suitable for those who have completed French 3 lower at a gentle pace, or anyone with a similar level of knowledge who wishes to extend their knowledge at a gentle pace. You may be interested in joining our LF310 French 3 upper taster course in December 2023 as a nice preamble to the course.
It is also essential that you have some knowledge of basic grammar terminology (e.g. verb, noun, conjugation). It would be helpful if you had knowledge of more intermediate grammar terminology (e.g.subjunctive, conditional and pronouns). Please note this course goes at a slower pace than our standard courses.
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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course is based on the coursebook Entre Nous 4 (ISBN 978-84-16347-94-0) 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 Upper at a gentle pace: module 2 starting next term. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
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.