Advanced French Conversation
Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.
(Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2013)
This course is designed to review and consolidate the students’ use of the French language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures. It will thus equip students with the necessary skills enabling them to communicate effectively in various situations and at an advanced level. This course will also build on knowledge of the sociocultural aspects of France and the regions/countries where French is spoken.
Ce cours est entièrement enseigné en français.
During this course, we will explore and develop the following themes:
- Changements dans la société: les défis à relever.
- Personnages ou personnalités.
- Fin du XXème et début du XX1ème siècle, Les progrès scientifiques et technologigues et leurs influences sur notre vie.
- La création littéraire.
- La France et la francophonie: hier, aujourd’hui et demain.
Each theme will be introduced and developed through a variety of supportive practical material such as texts, audio and video recordings and use of the internet. Participants will actively engage in a wide variety of activities, drawing from personal interests and experience, and findings from their own research.
Who is this course for?
The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore you will be encouraged to actively participate in class.
Learning and Teaching
This course has no formal assessment. Both your attendance and your participation in class will count towards the credits. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Depending on your level, you may want to visit our library and have a look at the periodicals we receive. Another good source of information is our website where we have listed French websites which you may find interesting, please visit our Useful French Links.