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Topical French Conversation: Advanced

Wednesday 26 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£294.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

Conversations are conducted purely in French. You will participate in lively discussions on everyday issues, such as culture, politics and national and international current affairs, using authentic materials from newspapers and the Internet. Suitable for those who have studied French for at least four years.

Entry requirements

A good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar is essential to take part in activities.

What you will learn

Students will carry on developing their language skills through discussion, videos, listening and writing activities. They will consolidate their fluency and participate in various activities involving spontaneous speech.

How you will learn on this course

Through various activities including reading, writing, role-plays, discussions, presentation, quizzes and the use of videos. Personal use of a computer would be an advantage to access the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How you will be assessed on this course

•Keep abreast of events in France and the French speaking world. • Take an active part in class discussions. •Read articles. •Read short stories. •Read and discuss a work of literature, either a novel or a play. •Discuss your chosen work of literature. •Watch short news clips. •Watch advertisements. •Watch film trailers. •View a film with French subtitles. •Take part in a discussion about the film. •Study aspects of French culture, for example the study of a region, a historical event, or a well -known personality. •Speak with increased confidence about a variety of topics. •Speak with increased accuracy about a variety of topics. •Revise more difficult grammar points. •Widen vocabulary through word games, puzzles etc. •Learn interesting idioms. •Use idioms in speaking. •Use idioms in writing.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Use of the College VLE.

What you need for your course

To be advised by tutor.

What you need to bring to the first class

A4 file, which will be used as a portfolio, A4 paper and pen.

What you can do next

Further French courses within the College.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. 

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking