How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening). Students may converse in pairs or groups, with participants of different levels and skills with the aim to encourage everyone to contribute and progress. Pronunciation is an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted in the foreign language.
A brief Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. You will record your starting point on your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and set targets. You will revisit regularly during the course to monitor and record your progress. Tutors will feedback orally.
What do I need to bring with me?
Students can bring a pen and paper but the aim is to practice speaking with no writing or books.
What can I do next?
‘French - One hour conversation' courses are offered regularly throughout the year, please ask your tutor or speak to us. Please enrol at least one week before the start to ensure the viability of your course. Further details of other French courses ca
What do I need to join the course
For anybody who has attended one of our Beginners Plus or intermediate courses and/or 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 Beginners Plus level.
If you are unsure carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Beginners Plus (A2)
Can understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. Can describe his/her background and education, immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way.
Can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc. Can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.
Both Beginners Plus and Intermediate levels are suitable for this course.