French Improvers Term 1, 2 & 3
This course is for those who already have some knowledge of the language (approximately equal to 1 year of learning). The emphasis will be on speaking and using the language with some grammar.
What will I learn on this course?
You will move on from relying on set phrases and learn how to form your own sentences. The course will cover topics such as:
Talking about places and what there is to do there
Describing houses and holiday accommodation
Discussing past events and holidays
Talking about work and your daily routine
Giving opinions and making comparisons
(Your tutor may cover other topics to meet the needs of your group.)
You will have lots of opportunities for practising speaking and listening through role-play, pair and group work.
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.
You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.
What else do I need to know?
The sessions provide a fun, interesting and relaxed learning environment, where you will be encouraged to participate. During the sessions, many of the activities require you to work in pairs and small groups, using simple French. The course will be loosely based on the BBC book Talk French 2, which is available with or without CDs. There is no requirement to purchase this, though many learners choose to do so. You are asked to bring pens and paper to each session. A ring binder would also be useful so that you can build up a portfolio of work covered, and use it for reference. Doing extra work at home will help to strengthen your language skills. Homework will be issued during the course, but is recommended rather than compulsory.
What could I do next?
You may wish to carry onto French Intermediate or try a different language such as Spanish or
Course Start Date(s)Various - please see prospectus for further details.
Course Length10 weeks