French small group conversation
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course will help you to develop and consolidate your speaking skills with a small group of learners (8 students maximum per course). Ideal if you are already attending another course.
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?
The topics will be decided by the students and the tutor according to the students' shared interests.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- express opinion more confidently
- talk about a variety of subjects
- develop accuracy and fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied French for at least 5 years recently. Ideal for students who are currently attending French 3 upper / French 4 courses. If you are not sure about your level, please do not hesitate to contact languages to have your level assessed on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The material will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please ask the 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.