French holiday kit
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This beginner course combines one independent study session with 2 online group sessions. The online independent study session will give you the first contact with the language and an opportunity to prepare yourself for the following 2 group sessions.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBF19
Duration: 3 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable students to communicate effectively in French while on holiday.
The course structure is as follows:
Week 1 (23/07/2021): Introductory online session. (independent study)
Week 2 (31/07/2021; 01/08/2021): Online group sessions. (led by the teacher)
The independent study session will give you the first contact with the language and an opportunity to prepare yourself for the following 2 group sessions.
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?
Greetings, introductions, numbers and prices, ordering food and drinks, finding your way, at the hotel, using transport and asking the time, at the chemist, cultural topics.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have a go at a simple conversation when you’re out and about - say hello and goodbye, give and ask for basic and personal information (your name, which languages you speak, where you are from, etc.)
- buy items in shops, ask about prices
- order food & drinks & ask for the bill
- ask for directions
- use and recognise numbers
- asking for basic information at the hotel
- buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays and platform number
- describe common symptoms at the chemist / at the doctor
- get cultural advice (e.g.tipping, paying in a café which may be different from the UK)
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 required, suitable for complete beginners and also ideal to refresh vague memories of school French before a holiday in France or any French speaking countries.
You will 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?
Material provided by the teacher.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any beginners course starting in September. Ask the tutor for advice or contact the Languages Department for advice on email@example.com.
A love of language, of words, of the intricacies of grammar was instilled at an early age into Pascale as a young child, sitting at the back of ther mother's classroom, taking it all in. Her professional destiny was sealed... After setting up and delivering language courses in the private sector as well as government agencies and TV channels she was eager to enter the great community and the ethos of Adult Education. Pascale believes that it is both an enormous privilege and responsability to instill, foster and sustain a thirst for learning in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Her secret ingredients are humour and energy.
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.