French beginners intensive: module 2
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
(BBC, new edition).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF128
Please choose a course date
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to communicate in French in everyday situations. It will strengthen your knowledge and introduce new structures and vocabulary gradually. You will build up your confidence in all four skills 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: Buying food, buying a train ticket, booking a hotel room, describing where you live.
Grammar: present, introduction to "passé composé", prepositions, modals, introduction to the imperfect, indefinite/definite/partitive articles.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Buy food and say what you have bought
- reserve and buy a train ticket
- book a hotel room and being able to say you are going to be late
- describe your home and where you used to live
- say who does what at home
Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For students who have completed French 1: module 2 intensive and have covered units 1 to 4 and 6 of the French Experience 1 (BBC), new edition (2003) or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
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 2 lower courses. Exam courses are available. Ask your tutor for advice or contact the Languages Office (020 7492 2644).