Intermediate French – Stage C
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 30 Credits.
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With this course you will develop sufficient French to get by in French speaking countries with some hesitations on topics concerned with everyday matters and express your view in writing in a more elaborate style. You will further develop an understanding of the culture of French speaking countries.
Who is this course for?
You may have acquired survival skills in French and had some opportunity to use the language recently (two years’ part-time study or a good recent GCSE pass).
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
For us, 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.
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.
The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.
Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend some time between the lessons, either revising and practising what has been done in class and/or trying to read short texts and listening to audio material in order to progressively expand your vocabulary.
Reading suggestions (please do not purchase any books until after the first session):
- French 2, K. Beeching & A. Fontaine Lewis, second edition, Palgrave Foundations, 2008.
- Voici!, J. Gonthier, C. Geoghegan, Hodder & Stoughton, 2004.
- We suggest you use: Help yourself to essential French grammar, T. Marriott, M. Ribière, Longman, 1997, as a grammar book.