French 4 at a gentle pace: module 3

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 08/07/21
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Online
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Suitable if you have completed French 4 at gentle pace: module 2, or have equivalent knowledge and need to build up your confidence. Improve your upper intermediate French on this friendly communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of speaking and listening skills.
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 Thu, day, 22 Apr - 08 Jul '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to further improve your upper 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: current affairs, cultural matters, films or books
Grammar: this will depend on the group’s needs and knowledge (e.g. subjunctive, complex pronouns, indirect speech).

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
- express your opinion about current affairs
- give your opinion about a film or a book
- discuss French current affairs and cultural matters

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 4 at a gentle pace module 2, 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 knowledge of more complex grammar terminology (e.g. the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns).

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.

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?

Please ask your tutor for advice or contact languages on languages@citylit.ac.uk.

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.