French Level 1

Ref: C3672825

This term we will cover telling the time using both 12 and 24 hour clocks, train travel, shopping for food and miscellaneous items and ordering food in a restaurant. In addition, this term, being 14 weeks long, we anticipate a lot of revision of the work of the first 2 terms, as well as progress to the end of the course book. We will continue to develop numbers skills, and grammar points will be introduced as needed. The emphasis, as ever will be on developing conversational skills. Although this is term 3, we welcome newcomers, especially if you have some experience with French, however long ago. If you are new to French or have any other concerns, please speak to the tutor, as I would love to have you on board. Maybe you would like to use the term as a taster for the Autumn, or just as a one-off holiday French course. All are welcome and will be accommodated.

Course aim

To develop the students' ability to converse in and understand simple French as a visitor to France or other French-speaking countries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Although this is term 3, it may be possible to accommodate complete beginners, but please speak to the tutor. Definitely suitable for returners/anyone wishing to use the term as a 'taster' for the Autumn term, or just a one-off holiday course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • tell the time and day using 12 and 24 hour clock, dates, months of the year
  • travel by train and make enquiries
  • shop for food, drink and sundry items
  • order a meal and express likes and dislikes
  • have increased your knowledge of various grammar points needed to help you communicate

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • I offer students the opportunity of having work marked as they go along if they so wish. Completion of homework will help me to assess progress and feed back, either in a class situation or individually where appropriate.

What else do I need to know?

  • Usborne French for Beginners BBC Talk French 1

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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French Level 1


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