This course has concessions available

New: Les Plus Grands Francais De Tous Les Temps

Vous êtes capable de discuter et comprendre de nombreux sujets mais vous voulez le faire avec plus de
confiance. Cette classe offe la possibilité de développer vos connaissances linguistiques mais aussi culturelles en découvrant les grandes figures de lhistoire française. Rejoignez le groupe pour discuter la vie et les actions de personnalités françaises comme Simone Veil, ainsi que leur héritage.

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Who is this course for

This course is for students who have recently completed a level 3, or have an old A- level. They should at a minimum be at level B1. Generally, this course is aimed at people who have a sound knowledge of advanced French grammar, and who can take part in a conversation with a certain degree of confidence. Students should also be able to understand the main points from a video or a conversation between native speakers, and they should feel comfortable reading long articles in a newspaper. This course is for people who want to expand their knowledge and abilities in French by handling new and more challenging materials.

What does this course cover

In class, the programme will be based on the life on three main French figures who had a lasting impact on French life, politics and culture. It is aimed at making students know more about French culture through various cultural events and traditions, historical events, various artistic productions for example songs, films and books. By the end of the course, students will be able to discuss more confidently and more accurately about French culture and life.

What will it be like

The course will be based on a variety of material and media from films, articles, songs, clips and news related to a key French figure, which the students will discuss and explore at length. Students will be expected to participate in discussion with other students. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the contents of the programme and to make suggestions. They will be encouraged to do some research at home as well.
Students will be assessed during and at the end of each lesson, throughout the course, and will receive feedback during the course, and on the final lesson.
They will have the opportunity to leave their feedback about the lessons at the end of the course.

What else do you need to buy or do

All the course material will be provided by the teacher.
The lesson material and references (videos, listening activities, articles) will be available at the end of each session via email.

What this course could lead to

Students can enrol on the next term to learn about more French figures. Or explore other classes, join a discussion group, read blogs and keep up to date with current affairs.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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