French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/21 - 09/12/21
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Online
Develop your intermediate French in this slow-paced and friendly course. Ideal if you need to build your confidence! Suitable if you have completed 'French 3 lower at a gentle pace', or have equivalent knowledge.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00

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Course Code: LF319

Full Thu, day, 23 Sep - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 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 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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: discussing your interests, recommending a film or book, discussing francophone culture, etc.
- grammar: revision of simple relative pronouns, consolidation of various uses of the past tenses (imperfect / passé composé/pluperfect).

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 written and aural texts
- describe and recommend a film or a book
- relate a trip or social event
- 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?

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.

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).

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 based on the tutor's own materials. You will be told in class if there are any helpful supplementary materials.

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

French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be
guaranteed.

Estelle Hélouin

Estelle became interested in languages in secondary school, in France, where she had an inspiring and brilliant English teacher who made students speak the language for the whole lesson. This approach was quite ground-breaking at the time! After studying English at university and working briefly as a translator, she developped a passion for teaching after discovering a course to become a teacher of French as a foreign language when she moved to London many years ago. Estelle has taught adults from all different backgrounds and levels and has also enjoyed being a language learner herself. “Being quite musical, I particularly love the sound of languages, I am also passionate about learning in general. I think learning languages not only helps you discover other cultures but also enable people to develop many competences such as communication skills”.

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.