French beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Note: Fees include all course material.
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 strengthen what you already know in French. You will learn new structures and vocabulary around different topics in order to communicate in the language in everyday situations. The emphasis is 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: hobbies and free time; routine; past events.
Grammar: consolidation of the present tense (-ER/-IR/-RE, irregular forms, reflexive and modals verbs); introduction to the past tense (passé composé); use of adjectives (singular and plural forms); comparatives; introduction to pronouns and adverbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about your routine
- talk about your hobbies
- describe yourself and others
- buy clothes and other items
- talk about past events
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 students who have completed French beginners module 2 or who have studied French recently for about 1 year. You need to use the verbs in the present tense confidently.
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 2 Lower: module 1. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.
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.