Conversational French - Improvers

Ref: C3671486

The course will introduce students to a range of practical topics, building on what was studied in the beginner course. These will include: talking about yourself, your family, where you live; shopping; food and drink; booking a holiday. The emphasis will be on speaking, although there will be some reading and writing activities. Each session will explore an aspect of French culture and society. As a practical speaking course, you will expect lots of interaction with fellow students.

Course aim

The course aims to teach practical conversation skills to enable students to use French confidently and accurately, whether getting by on holiday or holding their own in a conversation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of questions in French
  • Respond appropriately to questions on a range of topics
  • Take part in conversations on a range of topics
  • Describe characteristics of French culture and society
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the French language works

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
  • There will be additional optional home learning tasks.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of activities will be used, such as quizzes, to help inform the tutor. Feedback will be informal throughout the course and you will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor and ask for further help when needed.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided. You may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen to each class. An A4 folder to store your materials will also be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Some students are going to do short (5-10min) presentations on topics of their choice, for example, a recent holiday to France. If this interests you, please get in touch with the tutor to suggest a topic that you would like to present.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Conversational French - Improvers


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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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