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. Cassettes/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)
-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.