French: Lower Intermediate - Consolidation


This 10-week consolidation course is based on the syllabus of the previous two terms ( most recently - French: Lower Intermediate - Part 2 ) and is primarily tailored to meet the needs of students who completed the weekly class, but new students who are at the appropriate level of proficiency (level A2 of the CEFR) are also welcome. Students who missed some classes during the first two terms and wish to catch up for the next level up in the next academic year are encouraged to join.

The class activities will focus on listening, speaking and cultural awareness; and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact in the target language through class activities, discussions, and role-plays.

Programme details

Course starts: 22nd April 2024

Please note: there will be no class on the 6th and 27th May due to the public bank holidays.

Week 1:    Giving personal information and talking about hobbies and tastes.

Week 2:   Biographies. Narrating past events. 

Week 3:   Invitations. Planning an outing and discussing cultural activities. 

Week 4:   Travel and sight-seeing. 

Week 5:   Describing different types of accommodation and comparing lifestyles.

Week 6:   Discussing health issues.

Week 7:   Talking about food choices and eating habits. 

Week 8:   Physical descriptions and character traits. 

Week 9:   Talking about the press, TV and the media.

Week 10:  The future: discussing innovations and new technologies. 


Students who attend a minimum of 70% of classes will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Description Costs
Course Fee £251.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit, you are a full-time student in the UK or a student on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees. Please see the below link for full details:

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Danae Lemos-Theologis

Danae is a qualified linguist and experienced French teacher. She has taught French adult classes for many years including Advanced Conversation and Contemporary French literature as well as French courses for academic purposes.

Course aims

  • consolidate what has been learnt throughout the first two terms, and
  • revise more challenging aspects of the language that are appropriate for the level

Course Objectives:

  • To enable students to communicate in French in simple routine tasks and on familiar topics and activities
  • To equip students with the vocabulary and grammar structures to write short simple personal letters and messages
  • To develop the reading comprehension skills for finding simple information in everyday material such as advertisements and menus
  • To help develop an insight into the culture and daily life of the French-speaking countries

Teaching methods

You will learn through a communicative teaching approach with the emphasis on actively engaging in classroom activities in the target language. These are likely to include role-plays, pair- and small group-work, and conversational practice conducted in a supportive, friendly and informal learning environment.

The course has been structured to help you primarily to develop your speaking and listening skills and to gradually gain an insight into the culture and daily life of your target language. You will also learn and practise new grammatical structures in a communicative context and will be encouraged to develop your reading and writing skills in your own time.

Learning outcomes

The following are brief indicators of what students should be able to do in each of the skills

Speaking (S), Listening (L), Reading (R), and Writing (W) by the end of the individual stages:


S Participate in simple prepared discussions

L Understand simple spoken or recorded material in familiar contexts

R Understand the gist of simple texts on familiar topics

W Write informal letters and short descriptive paragraphs

Assessment methods

You will be set optional assignments to consolidate your learning and to allow you to progress at your own pace.


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.

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please complete an application form.

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