French 5: langue et culture
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: LF512
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to speak more fluently, improve your accuracy, knowledge of French society and current affairs and take part in debates.
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?
A general study of French society and current affairs through French newspapers, magazines, TV extracts and Internet sites.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a very good knowledge of the French language and have studied French for more than 5 years or equivalent knowledge in order to take part in discussions.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, 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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own material.
If a course book is recommended please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 5 courses. If in doubt, please contact the languages office on 020 7492 2644.
I discovered Adult Education a couple of years after arriving in the UK through a friend who taught French. I was hooked; I never looked back and committed my career to provide learning to everybody irrelevant of age, social background, faith. On occasions, I have made a big change in people’s lives and for me this has been the most rewarding aspect. Moreover, I just love teaching. This is a passion. I consider that as a tutor you should always evolve. I constantly apply this idea while preparing for this course, with the aim to provide the best learning environment possible.
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.