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French: Intermediate

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

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£294.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Build on previously acquired French skills. Topics include everyday situations. Ideal if you have two years' experience of learning French. CL

Entry requirements

A good selection of vocabulary as well as knowledge of the French grammar and the various tenses is essential. The ability to hold a conversation and present ideas and opinions on a variety of topics will be helpful. Past visits and holidays spent in France or French-speaking countries will be a bonus and contribute to the richness and diversity of experiences shared in the classroom

What you will learn

Learners will develop their understanding of the language through the study of texts, stories and articles covering everyday topics and current affairs in France and French speaking countries. They will practise their fluency in small group or classroom discussions and use their knowledge of the language and grammar in various contexts with more spontaneity. The course will develop learners’ grasp of more complex rules of grammar and tenses and the vocabulary and language necessary to ask and answer questions and discuss issues covered in the written material used. In addition, they will be able to improve their translation skills from French to English and vice-versa, as well as spoken and written summarising skills at an intermediate level.

How you will learn on this course

Vocabulary explanation and translation, reading and comprehension activities, translation exercises, questions and answers, small group study and discussions, conversations and classroom discussions, writing practice (summary), advanced grammar explanation and practical exercises.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Read and understand a variety of written texts and articles. 2. Improve your understanding of a wide range of contextual vocabulary. 3. Read out aloud and improve your accent by imitating an authentic French accent. 4. Answer and ask questions on a variety of current affairs topics at an intermediate level. 5. Express opinions and discuss issues covered in the texts studied in class, in small groups and summarise to the class. 6. Further your knowledge of grammar (pronouns, prepositions). 7. Reinforce your knowledge of tenses (past, future, conditional, subjunctive). 8. Reinforce your knowledge of conjugations of regular and irregular verbs in all tenses. 9. Develop the ability to summarise a text with improved fluency in speaking and writing tasks.

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


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Some homework to consolidate classroom learning. Reading and familiarising oneself with studied texts at home in preparation for the next lesson.

What you need for your course

A medium sized French-English dictionary and a French verb conjugations book are advisable.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pen, paper and A4 folder (loose/stapled sheets will be handed out).

What you can do next

Enrol on an Advanced Conversation course at the College.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

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