French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 3
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: LF349
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 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 will generally include:
topics: talking about your projects; giving advice; discussing current affairs.
grammar: consolidation of future and conditional tenses; if clauses.
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 French
- understand the main theme, and some detailed information in written and aural texts
- discuss and give your opinion on current affairs
- ask and answer questions about your projects
- explain a problem and give advice
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 upper at a gentle pace: module 2, or anyone with a similar level 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. noun, adjective, conjugation, etc.). Please note this course goes at a slower pace than our standard courses.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
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 4 at a gentle pace: module 1. If in doubt, please consult your tutor or contact Languages on email@example.com. Please enrol as soon as possible as places 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.