Beginners' French

Ref: C2338153

Learn to speak and understand some simple everyday French with a native French speaker and gain a little insight into French life. You will cover basic "survival" French so you can cope with common situations such as everyday greetings and finding your way. Suitable for total beginners or those who just know a few words.

Course aim

To introduce learners to the basic language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing in French. To promote cultural awareness of France.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Communicate and exchange personal information.
  • Use numbers in various topics.
  • Communicate and exchange information about directions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pronounce French language.

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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • 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 http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Beginners' French Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • 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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