French Beginners Compact
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LF117
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This beginner course combines six online group sessions with two independent study sessions. The online introductory session will give you the first contact with the language and an opportunity to prepare yourself for the following 4 group sessions. The independent study week (in week 6) will bring a pause for you to reflect on what you have learned and an opportunity to practise, consolidate and get feedback. This course is ideal for busy students who like to study independently as well as in a group.
The course structure is as follows:
Week 1: Introductory online session. (independent study)
Weeks 2-5: Online group sessions. (led by the teacher)
Week 6: Independent study week. (independent study)
Week 7-8: Online group sessions. (led by the teacher).
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: Greetings, personal information, identifying people and family. Food shopping. Going to a café or restaurant, directions.
Grammar: present tense, positive, negative and interrogative forms - nouns, adjectives, personal pronouns, possessives, prepositions, articles (definite/ indefinite).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about yourself and ask others about themselves (name, nationality, job, family)
- tell the time
- describe broadly your routine and leisure activities
- ask and understand directions
- describe where you live
- order drinks and snacks
Please note that the above outcomes are flexible.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of French is required. 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.
Two of the sessions (1st and 6th) are designed for students to study independently. Students will access the instructional resources and complete a series of tasks with remote support from the tutor.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on City Lit’s digital handbook, all details will be given during the first lesson. Please note that no printed copies will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French Beginners: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
Bonjour! My name is Julie and I am from Nice, Côte d'azur. I have been teaching French in the UK since 2005 so it has been... a while. I started in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I graduated with an MCs in Language Teaching form the University of Edinburgh, and taught at Edinburgh Napier University and at the University of Edinburgh Life Long learning school. I then came to London where I started teaching at Citylit in 2011. I was also a French teacher at Queen Mary University of London for 7 seven years. I enjoy teaching languages and am very passionate to share and transmit my passion for my language. I make a point to create a relaxed atmosphere in my class, but I am very organised. So fear not! With me you will learn and have fun at the same time! I hope to see you soon in class. A bientôt!
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.