French 4/5: advanced grammar
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF555
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
Ce cours vous permettra de renforcer vos connaissances avancées de la grammaire française en (re)découvrant et pratiquant les règles les plus tordues. Vous verrez les exceptions et toutes ces petites règles qui font du français une langue difficile.
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?
Les sujets varieront en fonction des besoins et intérêts des étudiants, mais incluront généralement : l'accord des participes passés (en particulier pour les verbes pronominaux), la modalisation, les modes, les adverbes, les pronouns et prépositions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- accorder les participes passés correctement
- utiliser les prépositions et les adverbes correctement
- utiliser les pronoms personnels avec précision
- exprimer divers types d'opinion en utilisant le mode correct
- apporter des nuances à votre expression.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Ce cours est pour les étudiants qui ont au moins étudié à un niveau B2 (A-level) ou étudient dans un cours niveau 4 ou 5 à City Lit. Ce cours ne revient pas sur les règles de bases mais développe la compréhension des règles de grammaire avancées.
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 on the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Level 4 or 5 courses. Please ask your tutor for advice.
Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.
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.