May 1 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm - July 3 (Wednesday) 8:30 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description This course is a progression from the Improvers course or to further one’s French language if returning to the language or after the completion of at least two years’
This course is a progression from the Improvers course or to further one’s French language if returning to the language or after the completion of at least two years’ introductory course. The class will introduce 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 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 9 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 learners who have already studied French for two years or have completed the Improvers course and have a good understanding of the structure and basic grammar of the language. Learners should have a sufficient vocabulary to describe people, places and situations and be able to express their opinions with simple sentences. They should also have an adequate knowledge of personal pronouns and the indicative verbs (present, immediate future and past perfect tenses).
This is the second term you should have an additional approx. 20 hours experience covering the following:
• Revise the present tense, the perfect tense, the imperfect tense and the two future tenses.
• Understand the difference between the perfect tense and the imperfect tense
• Learn vocabulary to describe appearance and personality
• Better understanding of different types of pronouns
• Practise the imperative command
• Learn the conditional tense
• Learn the pluperfect tense, the conditional perfect tense and the future perfect tense
• Discuss the environment, its problems and possible situations
• Learn how to form adverbs
• Learn vocabulary to describe feelings and emotions
• Learn the present subjunctive mood
• Learn vocabulary to talk about TV and films
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of technology
• Practise a variety of connectives, time phrases and other useful words
• Practise more complex translation into French
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
The tutor will discuss which text book to purchase in the 1st class.
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 more advanced French courses
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.