French level 3

Ref: C3670421

Learners will have a good working knowledge of the language and will develop this further through themed topic based units. The emphasis will be on speaking and understanding together with confidence building in the use of the language.

Course aim

To provide a good and broad working knowledge of the language to above GCSE level with the emphasis on speaking and understanding skills thorough studying themed topics.

Who is the course for?

There are no certificated requirements for this course, but students may be progressing from or have previously studied to level 2 or equivalent. If in doubt, please contact the course tutor.

What topics will this course cover

This term contiues our work on: La presse française: In particular: - national newspapers and magazines - regional publications - 'gutter press'

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:

Learn something about the national press and its political tendencies in France Understand the polularity of the regional press in France Discuss scandal and the 'gutter press' - does it exist in France? Radio stations Have a clearer understanding of a particular grammar point, as chosen for the term

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through individual feedback in the classroom Through whole class feedback in the classroom Through individual homework feedback in the classroom Through whole class homework feeback in the classroom Through end of class "any questions?" discussions

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

Essential course books are: Breakthrough French 3 published by Palgrave Macmillan Elan grammar workbook

Reading and information sources

No essential preparation, but it would be helpful if students could: Set time aside for self study reading and revision of the course books Try to watch French films on televison and at the cinema Try to read the occasional French newspaper to increase vocabulary and keep up with French current affairs There are many French web sties available which may provide support to this course.

What could the course lead to?

This is a progressive course and completion of this academic year will lead to study at the next level. It will also provide the beginnings of understanding and making yourself understood with peoples of other countries, which can be a joy in itself.

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French level 3 Course Outline


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