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French Intermediate - Parlons français - Centre Based

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
13:00 - 14:30
5 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

PLEASE NOTE This course runs on alternate weeks. The sessions are on : 06/10, 20/10, 03/11, 17/11 and 01/12
The aim of this French Intermediate - parlons français course in Canterbury is to give students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the language and culture through enjoyable and interesting interaction in a group.
Students will be asked for suggestions and ideas at the beginning of the course. They will choose topics that are relevant to them. The topics chosen could be linked to those covered in other French Intermediate courses.
Students will build upon material covered in Year 3 and year 4 courses. They will develop language accuracy and fluency in a range of everyday situations at a more complex level and increase their confidence in applying the present, past and future tenses.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
-communicate on a wide range of topics and be able to extract detailed information from various sources (newspaper and magazine articles, telephone messages/conversations audio/visual resources)

-deal with topics of a familiar/unfamiliar nature with the help of a dictionary.

Students will consolidate previously studied grammar and gain confidence in using the tenses accurately.

Students will gain an insight into the culture of the country where the language is spoken.

How will I be taught?

The emphasis is on oral communication (speaking and listening) but some reading and writing will also be included. The course will be conducted in the foreign language. A variety of teaching strategies will be used. Learner participation will be through individual, pair and group work. CDs and videos/DVDs may be used. Initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to aid development of the skill. These are revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress.
The tutor will provide individual and group feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students should bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts.

What can I do next?

An appropriate followon course would be either another French Intermediate Get Talking course or a French Intermediate or Intermediate Plus course.

The tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

In order to join this course students should already be able to:
-understand and respond in the language in a variety of situations (work, personal, social, emergencies)
-exchange view/opinions
-read to extract general and specific information,
-write to produce simple text and correspondence
-listen effectively from a range of sources (news headlines, conversations etc)
-have a grasp of grammar such as comparatives, superlatives, conjunctions, regular and irregular verbs, past and future tenses. Please note this course involves some reading and note taking.
For those who have studied the language for approximately 200 hours, or have completed either a year 3 course or a GCSE. (grade D/E).
Please note this course involves some reading and note taking.

Students may be able to join the course after it has started if they have appropriate knowledge. The Curriculum Leader will be able to advise.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/110662/K/NC.