French Delf B2
Time: 18:15 - 20:45
Interview by appointment - Please contact languages at firstname.lastname@example.org
Term dates :
T2: 21/01/21 - 25/03/21
T3: 15/04/21 - 03/06/21.
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 types 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.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology (e.g. 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?
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?
ÉDITO, 3ème édition, Didier. ISBN 978-2-278-08098-4 (ATTENTION: make sure that you buy EDITO and not "Nouvel Edito") Please try: Grant and Cutler - http://www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259)
Other teaching material will also be provided by the tutor.
NOTE: The exam fees are to be paid directly to the French Institute in London where the exams take place. Detailed 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.
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.