Beginners French

Ref: C3842046

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:

  • Request, understand and provide Directions to key locations in a French town.
  • Book a hotel room, stating preferences and request information on its facilities.
  • Go shopping for clothes, gifts, souvenirs and pharmaceuticals.
  • Order a full meal in a French restaurant.

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

Download full course information sheet

Beginners French

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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