French 2: Lower Intermediate - Part 2

Overview

A Lower Intermediate continuation course providing progression for students who completed French 2: Lower Intermediate - Part 1.

The course content will focus on developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French in a range of predictable and familiar situations. Through the study of language, students will broaden their understanding of the society and daily life in the French-speaking countries.

Successful completion of Part 2 fulfils the requirements of the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Programme details

This is an indicative syllabus for the duration of the course, but it may be subject to variation  depending on the pace and progress made by the group.

Week 0:  An introduction to Teams

Week 11:   Talking about food choices.

Week 12:   Discussing restaurants, "gastronomie" and giving a positive or negative feedback.

Week 13:   Character and personality traits.

Week 14:   Physical descriptions.

Week 15:   Talking about the press and one's preferences.

Week 16:   Discussing radio and TV programmes. 

Week 17:   Expressing wishes and giving advice. 

Week 18:   Talking about dreams and projects.

Week 19:   Narrating past events.

Week 20:   Class choice: a song, poem or film extract.

Course book

Heu,E., Abou-Samra,M., Braud,C., Brunelle,M., Perrard, M., - ÉDITO, Méthode de Français, Niveau A2

Recommended Websites

1. TV5MONDE includes grammar exercises, listening activities and games suitable for A2 learners. http://wwww.tv5.org

2. Podcastfrançaisfacile is a free website with a variety of exercises suitable for A2 level and lots of very good audio materials: https://www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com/

3. Duolingo: a fun method to practise key phrases, for retention and consolidation of vocabulary and for revision of basic grammar concepts. https://fr.duolingo.com/

 

Certification

Students who register for CATS points will receive a Record of CATS points on successful completion of their course assessment.

To earn credit (CATS points) you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Coursework is an integral part of all weekly classes and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework in order to benefit fully from the course. Only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.

Students who do not register for CATS points during the enrolment process can either register for CATS points prior to the start of their course or retrospectively from the January 1st after the current full academic year has been completed. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.

Fees

Description Costs
Course Fee £150.00
Take this course for CATS points £10.00

Tutor

Dr Jean-Frédéric Hennuy

Course aims

To develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in predictable and familiar situations including areas of immediate relevance such as personal information, work, study and leisure activities.

Course Objectives

  • Further develop the four language skills for the achievement of simple tasks and activities in familiar situations.
  • Equip participants with a range of vocabulary items and grammar structures for interaction in predictable and familiar situations.
  • Develop an insight into the culture and daily life of the French-speaking countries.

Teaching methods

This course will consist of a weekly, two-hour session with 50% of the session being pre-recorded and made available to students during and after the live sessions.

The real time interaction will focus on listening, speaking, grammar and the exploration of culture, and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time.

Class activities, exercises, and tasks will be conducted in the target language. English will be the medium of instruction and may be used to explain new concepts, vocabulary items, grammar rules, or the methodology behind an activity.

To benefit from the course, regular preparation in advance of the class is required. In addition to the course textbook(s), there will be some additional learning resources for self-study and consolidation. Students will be encouraged to participate and have fun.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • interact in a simple way in routine everyday situations
  • understand basic information from routine conversations
  • obtain basic information from simple written texts
  • write short texts using basic structures and vocabulary items

Assessment methods

Most tutors will set weekly assignments to consolidate learning and allow students to study at their own pace. Some of these assignments, which may include testing listening comprehension skills, speaking skills, and/or grammar knowledge will count towards formally assessing the students' progress.

In general, students are required to submit for assessment a variety of exercises and/or short pieces of coursework. They will also have the opportunity to complete one or more optional tasks to benefit from tutor feedback.

Credits gained from the successful completion of this course can count towards the Certificate of Higher Education in other subjects

Students must submit a Declaration of Authorship form when submitting their final piece of assessed work. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form.

Application

This course is for students who took the part 1 course last term. Direct online enrolments are therefore not available. Instead, please download and complete the enrolment form below and return it to the Weekly Class Programme Office by email.

Once we have enrolled you for the course, we will email you an invoice for online payment.

1. Enrolment Form

If you have any questions about the enrolment process please contact us

Each course will close for enrolments 14 days prior to the start date to allow us to complete the course set up. We will email you at that time (14 days before the course begins) with further information and joining instructions. As always, students will want to check spam and junk folders during this period to ensure that these emails are received.

To earn credit (CATS points) for your course you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee for each course you enrol on. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

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