French rapidement: module 1
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF271
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This intensive course introduces you to the basic aspects of the French language and will enable you to take part in simple conversations. The three modules of Rapidement (1,2 and 3) cover year 1 and year 2 (French 1 and French 2 Lower).
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: Personal identity, family, professions. Routine and leisure activities. Food, drinks and snacks. Quantities and prices. Directions. Likes and dislikes. At the hotel. At the station. At the restaurant.
Grammar: present tense; positive, negative and interrogative forms; nouns; adjectives; demonstratives; possessives; articles: definite/indefinite/partitive. Present tense (common irregular verbs); modal verbs; verbs in the imperative form and adjectives. Prepositions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about yourself and ask others about themselves (name, nationality, job, family)
- tell the time
- describe broadly your routine and leisure activities
- ask and understand directions
- order food, drinks and snacks
- book a hotel room
- buy a train ticket.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for learners who already speak a Romance language or who would like to learn at a much faster pace.
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 Rapidement: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.