Beginners French

Ref: C3841399

The course is for complete beginners in French or for those with a little previous knowledge. You will practise the skills of speaking, reading, listening to and understanding French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Course aim

To introduce and practise the French language, learning the skills of speaking, reading and listening to French.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Introduce myself to others, giving basic details and ask information from others in a conversational context.
  • Order a drink and a snack in a French cafe or bar, ask for the bill and use appropriate phrases to ask for the cafe's facilities.
  • Use public transport i.e. trains, boats, buses and coaches and ask for information on times and itineraries.
  • Order a full meal in a French restaurant with all courses and use appropriate restaurant vocabulary e.g. asking the waiter for information or recommendation.

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a notepad, a ring binder in which to keep your work and a textbook 'Talk French' (BBC Publication - careful not to purchase Talk French 2 unless you wish to buy the two together).

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

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Beginners French

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Conditions

You can 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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