French Intermediate (York)

Ref: C3678184

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The course is taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere by a native speaker who has many years of experience of teaching French to adults. The emphasis is on spoken French and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to engage in lively whole class or group conversations to describe and discuss current social, cultural and political issues based on the materials provided by the tutor, or materials you may want to contribute and share with the other learners. The materials consist mainly of French magazine and newspapers articles, TV news extracts or other audio or visual materials. The topics can be tailored to the learners' needs and interests on request. You will also develop your reading, listening and writing skills through a variety of stimulating activities.

Course aim

The course will help you speak the language correctly and confidently using idiomatic French and improve your knowledge of contemporary France.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • Ideally you will have studied French for at least five years fairly recently and have a good grasp of grammar and spoken French, or would like to regain fluency in the French language which you learnt to a good standard many years ago.

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

  • Use a variety of expressions to express viewpoints on a wide range of general topics.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes conversation possible without strain.
  • Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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?

  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

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
  • Continuation French course starting in January 2021

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French Intermediate (York)

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This course is currently full.
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Waiting List Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our student privacy notice

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

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