French

Near Beginners

French imageThis 20-hour course is aimed at extending and consolidating students’ basic knowledge of the language so that they will be able to communicate in French with greater confidence in simple everyday situations.

The Learning objectives are to revise the basic grammatical and lexical aspects of the language, to acquire a range of useful expressions for everyday communicative contexts; talking about oneself, describing one’s home, work environment and interests, expressing opinions, making comparisons and suggestions by extensively using present, future and perfect, with occasional conditional tenses, buying food and ordering at a restaurant, booking a room in a hotel, organising outings and meetings.

The course is mostly communicative. Students wishing to consolidate the language fully and to practice areas such as writing and reading in greater depth are advised to join the Near-Beginners evening course.

Course materials are introduced depending on the needs and ability of the group. You may expect to cover most of the following:

  • Talking about oneself and family.
  • Numbers
  • Places in town. Directions
  • Transport. Telling the time. Buying a train/bus ticket
  • Ordering meal/drinks
  • Likes and dislikes.
  • Shopping and asking for prices
  • Booking a room in a hotel
  • Leisure and travel
  • Work

Recommended textbook: French 1 by Dounia Bissar, Helen Phillips and Cécile Tschirhart, Palgrave Macmillan, Third edition, 2016 (ISBN-13: 978-1137579195)

Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be addressed to the French Coordinator who can also assist with course-level advice if needed. For these matters please contact Ms Sibylle Moulin PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the Programme timetableTerm dates and Prices & Enrolment information. COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST

Conversation

French imageThis course is designed as a one-hour per week guided conversation class for students at Intermediate levels (A2 to B1) allowing them to revise and consolidate their communicative skills (listening & speaking).

Being an Intermediate-level conversation class, this course is suitable for students who can communicate beyond GCSE level and who would like to brush up on existing skills and/or add oral practice to any other course they are already attending. The course will help students gain confidence in oral communication, improve their pronunciation and increase their vocabulary to tackle a range of communicative contexts pertinent to everyday life.

Materials will be designed depending on the needs of the group. Subjects for conversation will include familiar topics, and topics of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life, as well as current affairs and society & culture.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be addressed to the French Coordinator who can also assist with course-level advice if needed. For these matters please contact Ms Sibylle Moulin PRIOR to enrolment.

Please carefully review the Programme timetableTerm dates and Prices & Enrolment informationCOURSE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INTEREST