French year 2

Ref: C3675518

A second year course using BBC Talk French book 2. During the year we will cover the following: talking about people, jobs and interests; property and renting; shopping for clothes; expressing opinions, accepting invitations; talking about holidays past, present and future; health, incidents and other problems, restaurants and food; along with revision of topics covered in year 1. All 4 skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking, are developed, with the emphasis on communication. Students will cover all relevant grammar points as they arise, along with developing their skills with numbers. Audio and video will help students to develop their listening and comprehension throughout the course.

Course aim

To continue to develope the students' ability to converse in and understand French as a visitor to France or other French-speaking countries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Participants will have studied the first year course or will be returning to the language after previous studies or have some prior knowledge of the language. If in doubt, please contact the course tutor.

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

  • discuss health and parts of the body
  • express an opinion, reply to an invitiation, and discuss people's appearance and characteristics
  • follow a recipe, choose a wine and express your appreciation of the food
  • talk about a problem using the past tense, understand the imperative,and the imperfect and future tenses
  • have further developed my skills in numbers

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 expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • The course book is BBC Talk French 2. This can be obtained with the CDs. This is not necessary for the course, but would enable listening outside the classroom if desired, and is therefore recommended.

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • This is the second year of the Talk French based course. Students may have the opportunity to progress to Improvers' level next year.

Download full course information sheet

French year 2


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  • 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
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