This course is aimed at students who have completed the 'French Beginners' course, or those who have already acquired a basic knowledge of French. This course covers A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.


  • Description

    Students will gain further confidence, developing their language communication skills and vocabulary in a range of real life situations. The language skills for everyday situations will be consolidated and expanded.

    Students will cover the following topics over three terms of ten weeks each:

    • Travel by train and buying tickets.
    • RE verbs
    • Buying clothes
    • Describing lost property
    • Possessives
    • Plans for the future
    • Work
    • Lifestyles
    • Daily routine
    • Going to the doctor's surgery
    • Health
    • Holiday plans

    Grammar will include the use of past and future tenses, as well as the present tense. Structures will be expanded, using adverbs and adjectives, to enable students to express themselves more accurately. All main language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing will be developed, with a particular emphasis on speaking. These will be practised in a variety of classroom activities including working in pairs and groups, the use of CDs and interactive media, videos and computers, reading books and brochures and writing notes.

    Learning Outcomes: students will continue to learn how to communicate in everyday situations using the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Students should be aware this is a 3 term course and they will be expected to complete all three terms of Beginners before moving up to Advanced the following September.

    *PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students will be notified approximately one week before the start date.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students need to have completed the French Beginners course or have equivalent experience and be able to communicate at a simple level using the present tense.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Progression

    After completing all three terms of French Intermediate, students could progress on to further study, such as an advanced French language course or GCSE.

  • Assessment

    Progress on this course will be tested through question and answer, hand-outs, informal tests/quizzes, lecturer feedback, observation and marked written work.

  • Home Study

    There will be a small amount of set homework each week. However, students are recommended to continue their studies at home using the internet, CDs, books and the media. Ideas for home study are discussed frequently and students are encouraged to share study strategies and keep in touch with each other outside the classroom.

  • Work Placement

    Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Students will need to buy a course book and an activity book. Details of these will be discussed at the first class.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99099 202102 Monday 11/01/2021 22/03/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160

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Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99099 202103 Monday 19/04/2021 05/07/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160

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* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.