French holiday kit
Time: 11:00 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LF1030
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to enable students to communicate effectively in French while on holiday.
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 April/May. Ask the tutor for advice or contact the Languages Department for advice on firstname.lastname@example.org.