Decouverte la culture de la Francophone

Course Code SL18
Tutor Isabelle Begeron
Thursdays, for 10 weeks
21/05/20 – 30/07/20
1000-1200
Full fee £99, Conc fee £43

Vous avez une certaine aisance en Francais et/ou avez suivi un cours niveau 3 ou GCSE et vous voulez participer a des activites linguistiques et culturelles.

Who is this course for

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 2 years of French recently as a minimum.
To join language courses at stage 3, it is expected that you have reached A2 level of competency in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). If you are not sure, please take our self-assessment.

What does this course cover

This course particularly aims to develop all language skills: reading and writing, listening and speaking. Existing knowledge is used and extended and students are exposed to stimulating material and topics in order to improve linguistic capacity, widen understanding, foster confidence and self expression in French and become further familiarised with the culture of French speaking people.
You will be working towards reaching CEFR B1 level of competency.
- Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday language. Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
- Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
- Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions.
- Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
- Use a range of past, present and future tenses.

What will it be like

There will be small group work, pair work, whole group discussion and debate, role play, 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

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, and presentations (by students) integrated into the course.

What this course could lead to

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