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 in advance to ensure the viability of your course. Further details of other French courses can also
What do I need to join the course
For those who are currently enrolled onto one of our Beginners Plus courses or who have studied the language for approximately 50/100 hours and who can express themselves in sentences and understand simple information relating to personal, work or social matters.
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.