This course has concessions available

French Stage 4 – Online

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. Vous êtes capable de discuter et comprendre de nombreux sujets mais vous voulez le faire avec plus de confiance. Cette classe offre la possibilité de développer vos connaissances culturelles aussi bien que linguistiques. Rejoignez le groupe pour acquérir les connaissances de vocabulaire et de grammaire dont vous avez besoin et découvrir de nouveaux aspects de la France et sa société, son histoire et sa culture.

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Who is this course for

This course is for students have recently completed a level 3, or have an old A- level. They should have at least B1 level. Generally, this course is aimed at people who have a sound knowledge of the more advanced of 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 wish 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 French life, arts and culture. It is aimed at making students know more about French culture through various cultural events and traditions, historical events, various artistic productions (songs, films, books)
By the end of the course, students will be able to discuss more confidently and more accurately about French culture and life.
Following an evaluation, the grammatical contents of the lessons will be selected, according to the students' needs.

What will it be like

The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.

The course will be based on a great variety of topics and media (films, articles, songs, clips from news) which the students will discuss and explore at great length. The students will have the opportunity to discuss the contents of the programme and to make suggestions.
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

The course will be run on Zoom, 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.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

All the course material will be provided by the teacher.
The lesson material and references (videos, listening activities, articles) will be available every week on Moodle. There will also be access to extra materials and online activities for extra practice.
Students will be expected to interact with other students. They will occasionally be expected to do some online research at home.
Homework will be set every week, and again students will be highly encouraged to do them.

What this course could lead to

The course will be running all year long. It will then carry on term 2, and term 3

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why choose Mary Ward?

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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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.’