French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 3

Course Dates: 28/04/22 - 07/07/22
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Online
Improve your upper intermediate French on this friendly communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'French 3 upper at a gentle pace: module 2' or have an equivalent level and would like to build up your confidence.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Started Thu, day, 28 Apr - 07 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 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 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.).

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?

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.
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 languages@citylit.ac.uk. 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.