Further your French with Fun

Ref: C3530253

The course includes activities to encourage you to increase your knowledge in a relaxed and often fun atmosphere. You will engage in conversation and gain confidence and build your vocabulary in speaking French through varied activities and in a supportive atmosphere.

Course aim

Develop spoken and written French Listen and understand French spoken at normal speed Develop a knowledge of current French life and thinking Read and understand French short story(ies) from French literature

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • This course is for all students who wish to improve and extend their knowledge of French both spoken and written. A good basic knowledge of French required. Also a willingness to converse with others in class is helpful

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

  • Read aloud in French with greater clarity and confidence (Read French)
  • Initiate and participate in conversation in French with increased confidence (Speak French)
  • Practise writing in French researching vocabulary and using varied tenses (Write in French)
  • Listen to French spoken at native speed and answer related questions. Improve aural comprehension. (Listen)
  • Participate in conversation. Create rôle play with partner/small groups. Solve vocabulary building puzzles/exercises (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
  • 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
  • Written homework will be marked with comments for improvement

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring the following to lessons: A good dictionary e.g. Collins or your device e.g. tablet for checking vocabulary A4 loose leaf folder and plastic wallets to hold handouts file paper, pens Verb tables

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

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Further your French with Fun

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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