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French for Improvers (online course)

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This course is for you if you can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at satisfying simple needs.

You will get ample opportunity to practise your French conversational skills on familiar topics such as:

  • introducing yourself and others
  • ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
  • ordering food and drinks etc.

You will have the opportunity to practise in small groups and act out role-play exercises you will encounter in French-speaking countries.

The content of the course will include a revision of different tenses such as preterite, perfect, imperfect and pluperfect, although the main aim of the course is the practice of the different skills.

Pre-enrolment is essential for access to our online-platform

Audio material is available throughout the summer via our online learning platform.

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Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and practice.

You will be encouraged to actively participate in class through various friendly activities designed to stimulate communication.

Each session will total 18 hours with a mixture of live sessions and preparatory sessions. You will receive the link to the Zoom session a few days before the course commences.

All course materials provided

Coursework and assessment

Continuous assessment via class participation.

Reading suggestions

Materials will be provided.

Audio material is available throughout the summer via our online learning platform.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


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.