February 12 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - March 26 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm
Parkside Community College
Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH
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Brief Description You will gain a good knowledge on a variety of chosen subjects and can enter unprepared into conversation about familiar topics. The course will help you to talk with
You will gain a good knowledge on a variety of chosen subjects and can enter unprepared into conversation about familiar topics. The course will help you to talk with more confidence and exchange information on different aspects (culture, politics, current affairs, etc.). A variety of class activities will be used including games, listening to audio clips, French songs and viewing of French films. The course is best suited if you have completed a minimum of 3 years study of French or who visit a French speaking country regularly.
Homework is on a voluntary basis and mostly aims at looking up information and/or vocabulary to prepare for a topic which will be discussed during the lesson afterwards. You must bear in mind that language practice is the finality of the course: although most students decide to attend a French course by love of French culture, it is not compulsory to have an exhaustive knowledge of it, and you are welcome to suggest topics to be covered in addition to the planned aims of the course.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
You should have already studied French for at least 3 years, or have completed the Improvers course and have a good understanding of the structure and basic grammar of the language or visit a French speaking country regularly. Students should have a sufficient vocabulary to describe people, places and situations and be able to express their opinions with simple sentences.
Finally you should also have an adequate knowledge of prepositions, personal pronouns and the indicative verbs (present, past and future). However, there will be some brief recaps of this basic grammar throughout the course.
By the end of the 3 terms of courses you will have the opportunity to:
• Cope alone in a French-speaking country for essential tourist matters.
• Speak and exchange ideas spontaneously and clearly, if not fluently, about any familiar matter.
• Understand the main points of a conversation between native speakers regardless of the delivery of speech,
• provided there aren’t too many people speaking at a time.
• Be more familiar with the different registers of language, without necessarily being able to actually master them
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
The course does not include any additional materials for you to buy. Any possible extra activities for the course will be agreed upon with the whole class and will not be compulsory.
For the first session you will need to bring:
You will probably want to make your own notes, so bring along a notebook or folder and something to write with.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Your tutor will advise you as to the next step. The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you
Amelie ChappazI am a native French speaker and a fully qualified French teacher. I am passionate about the French language and even more so about sharing it and inspiring others. I teach children, young people and adults, as well as bilingual children. I also runs in-company language sessions for professionals. I understand that everybody has different goals and a different way of learning a language and will adapt lessons accordingly.