February 7 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - March 28 (Thursday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description The class will introduce you to key structures through a variety of authentic reading, writing and listening materials. A variety of class activities will be used including role-play, games,
The class will introduce you to key structures through a variety of authentic reading, writing and listening materials. A variety of class activities will be used including role-play, games, listening to audio clips, French songs and viewing of French films. Learners will be encouraged to engage in increasingly sophisticated conversations and express opinions on a wide range of topics, linked to everyday situations.
There is no formal examination at the end of this course, but continuous assessment will be performed through class activities and weekly homework. The course is priced for 10 weeks (one term); To complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend both terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
The course is suitable for students who have already studied French for one year (45 hours) or have completed the Beginners course and have a good understanding of the structure and basic grammar of the language. You should have a sufficient vocabulary to describe people, places and situations and be able to express their opinions with simple sentences. You should also have an adequate knowledge of personal pronouns and the indicative verbs (present and perfect past). However, there will be a brief recap of this basic grammar at the beginning of the course.
This is the second term; you should have approx. 15 hours experience covering the following:
Travelling: explaining where you are going and which activities you will be doing.
Talking about past events (using different past tenses)
Describe an experience, give your opinion, and defend it
Talk about habits and tastes
Ask for directions
Describe a place you have visited
Advise people to do or not do something
Say how you feel and talk about parts of the body
Express your opinion
Express a wish
Talk about holidays (using the future tenses)
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
To be discussed with the teacher at the beginning of the year.
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?
Learners can proceed to French Intermediate after the full year of Improvers (3 terms).
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.