January 9 (Wednesday) 12:45 pm - March 13 (Wednesday) 2:45 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description This 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,
This 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. You will be encouraged to engage in increasingly sophisticated conversations and express opinions on a wide range of topics, linked to everyday situations.
There is a test at the end of each term, as well as weekly homework and continuous informal assessment performed through class activities. 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?
If you have already studied French for one year (60 hours) or have completed the Beginners course and have a good understanding of the structure and basic grammar of the language; covering the following topics:
• getting to know people and explaining your reasons for learning French
• describing your daily routine and telling the time
• talking about hobbies and sports
• describing properties and understanding property descriptions
• learn how to use adjectives
• shopping for clothes and expressing your opinion
By the end of the one year (3 terms) course, you will have the opportunity to:
• ask for directions
• ask for help and report a problem
• talk about holiday plans
• describe the weather
• describe past holidays
• learn how to form the perfect tense (past)
• say how you feel and talk about parts of the body
• ask for advice from the doctor/pharmacist and follow instructions
• send and reply to an invitation
• describe people’s appearances
• follow a recipe
• talk about what you used to do (imperfect tense) and what you will do in the future (simple future tense)
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
You will continue using the course pack from the Beginners course. (BBC Talk French: Complete. ISBN: 9781406679212)
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 1 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.
Katie WadeI am a very enthusiastic and approachable tutor with a degree in French and a strong passion for languages. I lived in France for seven months and have a vast amount of experience in teaching/tutoring French.