Holiday French

Ref: C3841827

This course will prepare a visitor for a tourist stay in France (or other French-speaking country). The course is mainly spoken French and will concentrate on the core tourism language areas of: self-introduction; booking into accommodation; ordering in a restaurant; dealing with simple medical situations; shopping; etc... There will be some reading in the sense of public signs and information leaflets. Writing will be confined to the basic language for sending an e-mail in French.

Course aim

Preparation for a typical tourist visit to France (or other French-speaking country).

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Just bring along a desire to learn French.

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

  • Give up to 3 examples to show how French culture is different from your native one.
  • operate at a basic tourist level in France or another French-speaking country by learning some key phrases, both speaking and listening, in simple (survival) exchanges
  • do some basic research on locale you would like or are intending to visit

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
  • Participants will work in pairs and groups. It will be a social occasion, too. It is a very active course: participants are learning all the time, although there is no pressure on anyone to participate until they feel fully ready to do so.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • The main feedback will be that participants will feel they can speak more and more French as the course progresses.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A pocket dictionary or access to an online dictionary. Pen and paper.

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 further French learning, for example: GCSE.

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Holiday French


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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