Further your French with Fun

Ref: C3528836

Engage in conversation and gain confidence in speaking French through varied activities and in a supportive atmosphere Extend knowledge of the country through its customs, opinions and traditions Build vocabulary through games and puzzles Improve knowledge of the structure and grammar of the language through written exercises Increase aural comprehension

Course aim

To develop each learner’s spoken and written French through interactive and enjoyable activities To assist students to listen and understand French spoken at normal speed To develop a knowledge of current French life and thinking

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for all students who wish to improve and extend their knowledge of French both spoken and written.

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

  • Initiate and participate in conversation in French with increased confidence (Speak French) Understand spoken French spoken at native speed and answer related questions (Listen)
  • Read aloud in French with greater clarity and confidence (Read French)
  • Practise writing in French researching vocabulary and using varied tenses
  • Understand spoken French at native speed and answer related questions (Listen)
  • Create rôle play with partner/solve vocabulary building games (Speak and Write)

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
  • You will be given an article to read in preparation for the following lesson. This will aid comprehension in class. You may be encouraged to complete a written homework task during the term.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A good dictionary e.g. Collins A4 loose leaf folder and plastic wallets to hold handouts file paper, pens Verb tables (optional)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Any reading of or listening to the French language will be helpful e.g. online listening to French news, watching French films, listening to French songs or reading French magazines

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Further your French with Fun 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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