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French Conversation for Absolute Beginners (online course)

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Are you an absolute beginner in French? Would you like to learn a few survival sentences and be able to get along in everyday situations?

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation therefore you will be encouraged to actively participate in class.

The course is based on a communicative approach and the following topics will be covered:

  • greetings and farewells
  • talking about yourself and your family
  • talking about work and studies
  • shopping
  • food and drink.

Who is this course for?

For absolute beginners or students with very little French.

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.

Reading suggestions

For personal study, you will find adequate material in:

  • The French Experience 1, New Edition, BBC 2003
  • Breakthrough French 1, S. Rybak, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

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.

Accessibility

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.