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.
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
- Plans for the future
- Daily routine
- Going to the doctor's surgery
- 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.
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.
Students need to be aware that term two of this course is a continuation from term one and term three is a continuation from term two. Students are welcome to begin at the start of terms two and three as long as they have equivalent experience.
This course does not lead to a formal qualification.
After completing all three terms of French Intermediate, students could progress on to further study, such as an advanced French language course or GCSE.
Progress on this course will be tested through question and answer, hand-outs, informal tests/quizzes, lecturer feedback, observation and marked written work.
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.
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.
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Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available
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.