Join us for part 2 of our Beyond Beginners syllabus, taught over 10 weeks in January term. Designed to develop and perfect your beginners level skills, before tackling more complex topics covered at intermediate level.
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- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
French Beyond Beginners Part 2 Course overview
In part 2, you’ll consolidate your existing knowledge of adjectives, superlatives and comparatives and be introduced to direct and indirect pronouns. You’ll work on your pronunciation of difficult sounds, including stem-changing verbs, clusters with l and the silent h.
Over 10 weeks, you’ll learn in small groups using a variety of interactive teaching styles, including role-play and group work. The focus will be on applying your learning to scenarios you might encounter in everyday life, as well as giving you the time to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Who is it for?
This course is ideal if you have completed part 1 of the Beyond Beginners syllabus (or studied formally elsewhere for 80 hours) or you have a French GCSE. See our eligibility section for more details.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- An ideal 10-week course for experienced beginners
- Emphasis on developing your conversation skills for real-world interactions
- Taught by highly-qualified French natives at an esteemed London university
- Learn in small groups with a diverse and international cohort of learners.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- perfect pronunciation of more complex French sounds
- express wishes and preferences
- be confident ordering, giving instructions and asking for details
- talk about events in the present, past and future
- participate in a small debate.
- consolidation of adjectives, superlatives and comparatives
- consolidation of the Imperative; imperatives and pronouns
- introduction to direct and indirect pronouns (him, her, them; to his, to her, to them)
- introduction to y, j'y retrournerai
- consolidation of negatives
- introduction of pronouns y and en
- interrogative sentences.
Assessment and certificates
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.
There is no formal assessment but there is homework consisting of comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts.
Your tutor will be assessing your progress throughout the term, via your performance in class and the homework set.
All our language courses are designed to develop your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. As well as classroom-based teaching, we make use of digital learning platforms, including Moodle, where you can access class content and lesson plans.
You will receive lesson content in advance, giving you more time to practice your pronunciation.
Newspapers, audio and video clips will be used in class not only to help you learn the language, but to gain an insight into French culture and current affairs.
You’ll need some basic French knowledge to enrol on this course.
It is the right level if you:
- have completed part 1 of our Beyond Beginners syllabus, or equivalent course elsewhere
- have a rusty GCSE French qualification
- have 80 hours of formal study.
You should already know how to:
- talk about weather and seasons
- describe places
- express what you like or dislike
- use common irregular verbs and interrogatives
- have been introduced to basic relative clauses, using qui and que
- use present tense and passé composé.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.