French Lower Intermediate

Ref: C3677694

Continuing with the BBC publication, French Experience 2, students will develop their knowledge of French while exploring the cultures and environments of various French-speaking countries throughout the world, including, of course, France itself. The course uses video and audio, and aims to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking, with the emphasis on improving listening skills and the ability to converse. We also develop numbers skills as a matter of course. The course is aimed at those at intermediate level. Returners to the language are very welcome to join us.

Course aim

To continue to improve the student's ability to converse in and understand simple French when visiting France or other French speaking countries.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • talk about travel on various modes of transport including Eurostar
  • talk about my experiences while travelling
  • talk about particulare lifestyles and communities in various parts of the French-speaking world
  • understand various new areas of French grammar, vocabulary and expressions
  • use numbers with increasing skill

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Occasional video is included to back up learning and give access to a variety of cultural information about the French-speaking world.

What else do I need to know?

  • The course book is French Experience 2. Students can obtain this with the accompanying CDs, although the CDs are not necessary for the course.

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
  • This course continues at Intermediate level and is expected to continue into the next year. Students may progress with the group, or simply drop in to revise their French for a period. Level is progressive.

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French Lower Intermediate

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