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Take your learning to the next level with this French Beginners Refresher course. An ideal follow-on from the French Beginners course, you will build on your knowledge, fine-tune your skills and grow in confidence.
French can be a difficult language to master. This is why we have introduced French Refreshers (Year 2) course. It allows you to gain a solid grasp on the foundations of beginners French, build your basic vocabulary; and perfect pronunciation and grammar so that you are fully equipped to deal with the more complex topics covered in the Lower Intermediate (Year 3) syllabus.
The course consists of one evening class a week, for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, which is ideal for those with various commitments or working full-time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
The course will revisit topics taught in the Beginners course with an emphasis on fluency and pronunciation, learning new grammar and extensive vocabulary. The course will help you build confidence, strengthen your ability to communicate more fluently and offer the opportunity to broaden your cultural understanding.
This French Beginners Refresher (Year 2) short course is the perfect next step after completing one of our French Beginners courses, or if you are familiar with the basics of French. You may have some school French but not enough to jump into the Lower Intermediate class. This refreshers course will give you the confidence you need without having to go back to absolute basics.
You can check your level using our online guidelines.
The French Refresher course is taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content).
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Introduction to further relative clauses (ce que, ce qui).
This course is ideal if you have completed our French Beginners course or if you have 40 hours of prior learning. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
Modules are taught at progressive levels so we strongly recommend starting with Module One in the autumn term.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
The emphasis of this French Beginners Refreshers (Year 1) course is on listening and speaking. The lessons concentrate on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.
All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
There is no formal assessment and no qualification is issued at the end of the course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
The tutor will provide learning material in class.
Agnès Shepherd studied at University College London. She has been teaching French as a foreign language for the past 18 years in a broad spectrum of institutions such as Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, University of Westminster, Havering Sixth Form College, businesses such as Axa CS and EDF Energy. She also runs her own French workshops and cultural tours.
Agnès has a light touch approach to teaching making students' participation a priority, creating a relaxed atmosphere in which students can thrive.