French Advanced Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £53 Full £271 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 20/09/2018 13/12/2018 LF1125

What will the course cover?

Lire, c’est progresser, c’est pratiquer, et c’est communiquer. Ce trimestre-ci vous allez découvrir la culture littéraire française au travers d’un livre. La classe choisira un des romans proposés par le prof, des auteurs contemporains suivants : Antoine de St Exupéry, Éric- Emmanuel Schmitt ou Marcel Pagnol. Ensemble apprendrez à comprendre les métaphores, les sous-entendus. Vous discuterez du sujet, des personnages. Auquel vous identifiez-vous ? Expliquez pourquoi.

Who is the course for?

Ce cours est pour vous si vous avez fait 5 ou 6 ans de Français. Bien que vous ne puissiez pas encore comprendre un débat à la radio, ou un film sans les sous-titres, vous pouvez lire et comprendre des articles courts dédiés aux différentes cultures des pays francophones, et même des poèmes chantés par le magnifique Jacques Brel.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Bien que vous ne puissiez pas encore comprendre un débat à la radio, ou un film sans les sous-titres, vous pouvez lire et comprendre des articles courts dédiés aux différentes cultures des pays francophones, et même des poèmes chantés par le magnifique Jacques Brel.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

"Speak fluently in a variety of circumstances on a large range of topics. Speak and write in varying registers (formal, informal). Understand a range of spoken French from all over the world. Understand radio and TV programmes (in the main). Read and understand newspaper or magazine articles. Give your opinions, persuade, argue, discuss, even joke in French! Vous vous sentirez à l'aise dans des situations diverses! "

How is the course organised?

There will be a large amount of class discussion. You will take notes and work on articles in the print media, internet material, broadcast material etc. You will work in a group with the tutor or in pairs. The class will be lively with everyone participating. We 'troubleshoot' points of grammar/usage as they arise and as you request.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Revising and learning what has been done in class with related written or oral work to prepare for the next lesson. Reading, on set topics, and more widely for your own interests. Project work will be encouraged; some independent research will be necessary. Using the media (print, broadcast, internet) to get up to date information.

How will my progress be assessed?

"In class by your contributions; written work where set. Record of your work will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan to help record the steps taken towards achieving your goals. "

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

French Advanced Stage 2

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A good bilingual or monolingual dictionary (the large Collins-Robert for Eng - French; Le Petit Robert for French-French). Possibly the purchase of certain key texts and reference books (eg on grammar). You will need a variety of writing materials, folders, notebooks, vocabulary books, etc. A computer will be available in the classroom to help you in your work, whether in the group or as an individual.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.