This course has concessions available

Le Francais Des Curiosites

Vous avez une solide base voire une certaine aisance en français et vous voulez participer à
des activités linguistiques et culturelles, venez découvrir et pratiquer le français autrement. Grâce
à des anecdotes et des histoires insolites et mystérieuses, vous accéderez à la culture et à la
civilisation francophones par la petite porte.

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Who is this course for

This course is intended for students who already have an intermediate to advanced level in French.
Students entering at this level should be able to understand and communicate effectively, though not necessarily accurately, in French. It is likely that students will have studied 3 years of French recently as a minimum (CEFR Level B1 or B2).

What does this course cover

In this course, learners will be exposed to stimulating and unusual topics to discover the language from a different perspective in order to develop and consolidate all language skills: reading and writing, listening and speaking.

What will it be like

There will be small group work, pair work, whole group discussion and debate, games, presentations, video, audio and use of internet.
We assess your learning in order to recognise and record your progress and achievement (RARPA).

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run via the zoom platform, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session.
If you have a device, find a way to prop it up so you can work and we can see your face.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may be recorder by the tutor for internal education and training purposes.

A ring-binder or file to put your notes in. Materials will be provided by the tutor. There is no specific textbook for this course.
You will be given homework to revise your learning and to prepare for the next lesson. It is expected that you do regular self study to further your language learning. You should ideally spend some time every day practising the language. Independent work will be encouraged as well as presentations (by students) integrated into the course.

What this course could lead to

Tutor to advise

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’