French: For your Holiday

Ref: C3528309

A fun, communicatively-taught course in basic practical French for your holidays. You will learn how to meet and greet, order food and drink, ask for and understand basic directions, book a room and other functional language. This course focuses on speaking, reading and listening, rather than writing and grammar.

Course aim

To provide a basic introduction to functional French for your holidays.

Who is the course for?

This course is for complete beginners.

What topics will this course cover

Topics will be: dealing with social situations, ordering food and drink, asking for and understanding basic directions, numbers and letters, shopping, asking for and understanding the time, buying tickets, booking a room, saying you are unwell and talking about the weather.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. Feel more confident in a French-speaking environment 2. Communicate in French at a basic level 3. Understand spoken and written French at a basic level 4. Better appreciate French culture

How will I know I'm making progress?

1. Self assessment ('I can' tick boxes after every session) 2. Peer assessment (students will be encouraged to correct and encourage each other) 3. Summative assessment (there will be a test at the end of the course marked by the teacher)

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Use of the internet at home would be useful, but is not essential.

Reading and information sources

No preparation is necessary.

What could the course lead to?

There may be a higher-level French course in the future. The teacher will signpost students to resources for continued learning.

Download full course outline

French: For your Holiday Course Outline

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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