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French Upper Intermediate (Year 4)

City University London
Course summary
10 weeks
245 GBP
English
Part time
London
Next available date: 28/04/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled
French Upper Intermediate (Year 4)

Course description

French Upper Intermediate (Year 4)

Improve your oral and written fluency by reading and discussing newspaper articles, watching videos and listening to authentic audio materials. Grammar is also revised to improve spoken and written accuracy.

This course will enable you to confidently take part in discussions, give short presentations and read and write to a high standard in addition to gaining a deeper understanding of the French culture.

The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the French Upper Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.

Learning objectives

Module 1

  • Developing spoken fluency with prepared topics and vocabulary;
  • Talking about the future and making hypotheses;
  • Being able to give notions of time, duration, etc.
  • Enriching vocabulary to express impressions, enthusiasm, indifference, dislikes;
  • Approving, disapproving, expressing judgement and opinions, justifying a choice, expressing intention;
  • French social current affairs and modern French society.

Module 2

  • Developing more spoken fluency with prepared topics and vocabulary;
  • Being able to talk about the future and make hypotheses;
  • Being able to give notions of time, duration, etc.
  • Enriching vocabulary to be able to give one's impressions (enthusiasm, indifference, dislike);
  • Approving, disagreeing, justifying a choice, expressing intention;
  • French social current affairs/ learn more about French society.

Module 3

  • Taking part in discussions;
  • Acquiring vocabulary and expressions when comparing, disagreeing, expressing intention;
  • Improving listening comprehension on prepared topics, fast paced dialogues;
  • Writing letter and e-mail expressing disappointment/disagreement;
  • Complaining, expressing opinions;
  • Argumentation: developing a critical point of view on a general or specialised topic;
  • Start to have a sense of fun and creativity in the target language.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Prerequisite knowledge

The French Upper Intermediate short course is ideal if you have one of the following:

  • successfully completed French Lower Intermediate Year 3 short course
  • approximately 100-120 hours of prior formal study
  • a rusty (but good) French A-level
  • some knowledge of the subjunctive, the use of gerunds and since/for/ during; able to speak quite fluently in most daily topics; understanding newspapers and being able to follow discussions on topics of current interests

Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).

If you wish to join Module Two of the Upper Intermediate short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the  What will I learn? section.

If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the  What will I learn? section.

Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.

Training Course Content

Topics covered

Module 1

  • Revisiting French Lower Intermediate depending on your needs:

    • Past events;
    • Work and studies;
    • Leisure activities.

    Social and work situations in France:

    • Town and country, living in France;
    • Common current affairs vocabulary;
    • Idiomatic expressions;
    • Lifestyles;
    • Interviews;
    • Education in France;

Module 2

  • Travelling;
  • Interviews of expatriates;
  • Moving abroad;
  • Making choices;
  • Health;
  • Environment;
  • News and current affairs with a comparative approach + individual presentations;
  • Authentic audio and video resources.

Module 3

  • Working in France;
  • Topical issues of society, political affairs;
  • Writing letters and emails;
  • Setting up a project;
  • NGO's/volunteering projects;
  • Arts, literature and cinema;
  • Creative writing.

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