French beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF151
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable hesitant learners to communicate in basic French in everyday situations. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening.
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?
Topics: Personal identity, family, professions, the time.
Grammar: introduction to present tense, positive, negative and interrogative forms, nouns, adjectives, possessives, articles.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- spell words
- count up to 100
- talk about yourself (name, nationality, job, family)
- ask people about themselves
- tell the time
- describe your family
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?
For absolute beginners or for very hesitant learners who need to gain their confidence back.
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
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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 course book Foundations French 1 2017 by Dounia Bissar and Cecile Tschirhart in English (Palgrave - 3rd edition- Aug 2016) ISBN-13: 9781137579195
Please note that the course book is used as a support only and that you will not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
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 1 at a gentle pace: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.