French Lower Intermediate Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 74 Conc £26 Full £286 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 29/04/2020 15/07/2020 LF3051

What will the course cover?

All the skills will be covered with special emphasis on listening and speaking. Topics will include getting somewhere to stay for a holiday, your home life and accommodation, talking about what you used to do (imperfect tense) and what you will do (future tense).

Who is the course for?

Students who want to improve their basic French in order to converse when travelling in a French-speaking country, for work or with French-speaking friends, and who also wish to improve their reading and writing skills.

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

Please see Choosing Your Course section in the Guide, or ask for Course Information Sheets for French Beginners (stages 1-3) and Pre-Intermediate (stages 1-2) for full details of grammar and topics you should know. If there are places on the course, you are welcome to sit in and try it before joining. We want you to feel comfortable, and find the right level for you!

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

Using the BBC course book The French Experience 1 (TFE) (TFE): Units 10 and 11 You will be able to : • Talk about your leisure interests • Say what you enjoy / dislike doing • Say what you can and can’t do • Invite someone out • Accept / decline an invitation • Understand a simple description of a French dish • Say you like or dislike certain foods and why • Order a meal in a restaurant • Make a complaint

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. Use of English is kept to an absolute minimum.

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

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 some 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 Intermediate Stage 1 / French GCSE

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

The French Experience book 1 (BBC). Ringbinder, A4 paper; notebooks; vocabulary book. A bilingual dictionary (eg Collins Robert).

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 Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.