Oral and Aural Skills – Intermediate
Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.
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You will improve your understanding of spoken French and gain confidence in talking about everyday topics. The following topics will be covered:
- What to do if something happen to you whilst in France: (car breakdown, sickness, lost property, etc.);
- Working in France;
- Obtaining services in France;
- Being a student in France;
- Expressing different feelings (satisfaction, complaints, joy….anger! etc.).
The aim of this course is to improve your fluency and your comprehension of spoken French. You will work in small groups and discuss different topics, as well as listen to audio recordings. This course was suggested by students who often feel they need to get more practice of their oral and listening skills to be able to progress to higher levels. This is suitable to students who have completed Stage B or Stage C (or equivalent). If you intend to sit the DELF A2 examination, this would be a good preparation for the oral components.
Learning and Teaching
Some sessions will take place in the language laboratory but most classes will be based on group work with discussions and practice of role-plays.
Coursework and Assessment
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.
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.
Please visit our library and have a look at the audio material we have. This is a good way to supplement this class and help you further develop your oral comprehension of French.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.