French Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £47 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 07/01/2019 25/03/2019 LF2025
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 09/01/2019 27/03/2019 LF2030

What will the course cover?

We will review and practise previously learn topics; and you will build up more conversational skills so you can exchange information with a native speaker. You'll work on requesting goods and services in a simple but acceptable way. More grammar: more on verbs, including negatives and interrogatives, more on noun forms and adjectives (including possessives), some prepositions. There will be more work on building your confidence and self-expression, and on your pronunciation. We will cover units 3 and 4 of the textbook The French Experience 1

Who is the course for?

Anyone with knowledge of topics covered in French Beginners Stage 1. THIS LEVEL IS NOT FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS!

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

You need to understand and say: greetings, introductions and personal information (eg nationality, where you live, work you do); numbers. Very basic notions of grammar (s and pl, gender, adjectives, some common verbs).

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

You will be able to : Express yourself on all the topics covered in French entry level, plus: • Say where you work, ask where others work • Give your opinion of your job • recognise dates and the time • Explain your working hours • say where you live, ask where others live • locate and describe a place • locate famous places in Paris "

How is the course organised?

We use course books, handouts, worksheets; audio and videotapes, 'realia' (eg real menus etc). You will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning; and each lesson, to work on the four skills: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing. English is used only where really necessary.

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

Reviewing and learning (by heart, if possible) what has been done in the class. Preparing for your next class (homework will be set). For best results, try hard to spend 15 minutes everyday doing some kind of language practice: listen to a tape, watch a video, read a bit, repeat, learn sentences/words by heart. Visit the BBC website for some interesting materials and exercises: www.bbc.co.uk/languages

How will my progress be assessed?

"You will be encouraged to assess your own progress with help from your tutor, who will monitor your achievements by question and answer, some written work, quizzes, questionnaires, games and more formal achievement tests. 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 Beginners Stage 3

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

"The course book, The French Experience book 1, published by the BBC (watch out for the TV transmissions of the course on BBC 2 in the languages slot, currently on Tuesday mornings from 2am). Blank tapes, A4 paper. Ring binder, notebooks, vocabulary book (tutor will advise). "

What support is available?

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. Details are available in the prospectus or from teaching or Reception staff.