This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Do you want to be able to use your French in a range of real life situations? This Intermediate – Summer School course is for you. The course follows on from our French Intermediate course. This short course will help you consolidate, expand and develop your skills at Intermediate level before moving to Intermediate Plus. You will benefit from exchanging face to face with your supportive tutor and other students as you practise speaking in French and enjoying learning the language.
Successful students will be able to:
• Describe (people, places, situations, events etc) using the present, past of future tense
• Exchange/extract key information on a variety of topics/situations
• Give and follow specific instructions
• Express an opinion and ideas in taking part in discussions
• Make comparisons
• Listen and respond to information from a range of sources (telephone messages, news headlines/public announcements, instructions, conversations)
• Deal with emergencies, simple problems and complaints
Grammar will be expanded. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using present, future and some past tenses. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and French culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of online resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
The appropriate follow-on course is an Intermediate Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
For anybody who is looking to improve the practical speaking and listening skills needed to cope with a range of real life situations more complex than those at basic Intermediate level.
Students need to have either completed one of our Intermediate courses or studied GCSE (A/C grades) or have studied the language for approximately 150/200 hours and who can express themselves and understand simple information relating to personal, work or social matters.
If you are unsure, please carry out our self-assessment questionnaire available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/108454/K/NC.
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