Intermediate French

Ref: C2338923

Gain more confidence and knowledge in French language communication. Develop your skills in expressing different points of view and using present, past and future tenses in everyday life situations; and improve your reading and understanding of written texts. Explore French culture events or traditions.

Course aim

To develop communication in everyday situations using more complex sentences and structures (past, present and futures time-frames); increase confidence and fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing; increase knowledge of French culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Two years’ previous study or equivalent experience of the language required

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

  • Speak with more confidence, using a variety of tenses amongst other things.
  • Answer and ask unprepared questions whether in a conversation or after a presentation.
  • Listen and understand passages including unfamiliar material like a passage in the news.
  • Read and understand passages or articles not always on familiar topic.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing anticipated, but if there is anything else, it will be discussed in class.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Intermediate French


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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