French Language Level 5

Ref: C3670463

The course will study a range of articles from the course magazine and other relevant sources in order to develop an understanding of the French language, culture and people whilst encouraging the use of the language through appropriate communicative activities.

Course aim

To develop the learners' ability to a higher level with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills. This will be achieved by employing a varied range of communicative activities and exercises across a selection of themed articles from the course magazine. Grammar exercises will be introduced as appropriate.

Who is the course for?

The course is intended for existing students or for any student who has reached an approximate AS/A level standard.

What topics will this course cover

Each lesson will contain elements from the following upon which exercises will be set. The course aims and objectives will be developed through this material. A number listening exercise A weather fore cast exercise A grammar input A listening exercise from the magazine A vocabulary reinforcement exercise A translation exercise A pairwork speaking exercise A groupwork discussion

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:

Have broadened their general knowledge of French culture and current affairs through studying the " En Bref " articles in the course magazine and other relevant sources. Have undertaken a tourist study of a region, place, person or event in France. Have undertaken a study of a particular cultural , political or historical event as outlined in the course magazine or other relevant material. Have undertaken a detailed study of a grammar point to be decided. Have been given the opportunity to present a topic of their choice to the entire class or a small group within the class.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Individual discussions in the classroom Whole class discussions Individual homework discussions Whole class homework discussions End of class " any questions " sessions Any of the above relating to any points which may arise through homework or classroom study

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

The essential course books are: 1 - La Vie Outre Manche 2 - La Grammaire en Clair published by Nelson

Reading and information sources

Self -study of the course magazine is always encouraged and in particular the articles which it has not been possible to cover in class. Wider reading of French newspapers and magazines is again encouraged at this level to increase vocabulary and to keep up with French current affairs. Listening to French radio and watching TV and films is also very beneficial. Many French websites are also available to enhance the classroom studies.

What could the course lead to?

Continued development of the students' knowledge of all things French. Also the sheer joy of knowing that they can communicate in a foreign language with many peoples in many French speaking countries across the world and thus introduce themselves to many different cultures. Also perhaps, and very importantly, to begin to understand and respect other ideas, peoples and races different from their own but connected by a common language.

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French Language Level 5 Course Outline


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