French beginners: module 1
Time: 10:15 - 11:45
Note: The fees include all teaching materials.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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: Personal identity, family, profession. Decribe your basic routine and leisure activities. Order drinks and snack. Ask for directions. Describe where you live. Likes and dislikes.
Grammar: present tense, positive, negative and interrogative forms, nouns, adjectives, demonstratives, possessives, articles.
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 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?
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
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).
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 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 1: module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
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.