French DELF B2
Time: 18:15 - 20:15
We also offer a revision course starting in July LBF07 French revision 3
Please note that exam fees are not included in the advertised fees. Can be paid in instalments.
Term 1: 30/09/20 - 09/12/20
Term 2: 06/01/21 - 24/03/21
Term 3: 21/04/21 - 02/06/21
There will be a minimum of two mock exams per term. We aim for these to take place face-to-face in terms 2 and 3 subject to government Covid 19 guidedance. Your tutor should be able to provide further advice.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
This course will enable you to develop and master the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and prepare you to sit the DELF B2 exam in June 2021.
Please note that the exams will be held at the French Institute, to whom the exam fees should be paid.
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?
Based on authentic material such as articles or recordings and topics such as the environment, employment, entertainment. You will also learn and practice complex grammar as well as varied functions used to express opinions, feelings and attitudes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-analyse newspaper articles or other type of documents (informative or argumentative)
-express opinions using different registers of the language
-express personal views using the appropriate register through formal letters, critical article, contribution to a debate,
-write and master complex grammar, vocabulary etc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
French 4. You should have studied French for about 5 or 6 years or have an equivalent level of the language.
You should have a good knowledge of grammar as well as good fluency. Interviews start from July. .
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the past tenses, the future tense, the subjunctive, the conditional, pronouns.
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?
ÉDITO, 3ème édition, Didier. ISBN 2278080989 (ATTENTION : make sure that you buy EDITO and not "Nouvel Edito") Please try: The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) for 10% discount
Photocopies will also be provided by the tutor.
NOTE : The exam fees are to be paid directly to the French Institute in London and the exams take place there. Details information will be given at the beginning of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other French 4 or 5 courses, depending on level. Please ask your tutor for advice.
If you wish to carry on with an exam course in September, we have a 4 weeks taster for DALF C1 starting in June just after this course finishes. (LBF09 Introduction to the DALF).
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.