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 on-line resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's 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 bring 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?
Another French conversation course at a higher level or a French Intermediate Plus course. The tutor or Programme Manager will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
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).
For those who wish to improve and consolidate their knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary in a variety of practical contexts as well as improve confidence and fluency.
If you are unsure please carry out our self assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or speak to a Curriculum Leader.
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.