Level 4 Classes: This course suits people who have recently completed Level 3 or GCSE equivalent course, and who wish to deepen their knowledge of the language and culture and improve their ability to communicate with greater confidence with Francophone speakers. People who have spent some time living or working in a French speaking country, and who are able to understand and speak with some confidence have also found that this class helps them to consolidate gaps in their knowledge of grammar. (This course equates to the A2 / B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Modern Languages (CEFR).
By the end of the course, you will begin to understand and communicate with greater confidence using more complex language.
We aim to strike a balance between challenge and enjoyment, and students are encouraged to be adventurous and join in as actively as possible to make progress.
Summer term duration 10 x weekly 2-hour classes, Tuesday evenings, 6:15pm to 8:15pm
After a brief consolidation of basic grammar from Improvers 1, we move on to practise a range of important grammar and structures in a variety of contexts. These include:
The imperfect tense and its use with the perfect tense(passé composé) ; the future, pluperfect, conditional and conditional perfect tenses; direct and indirect pronouns; relative pronouns, to name but a few.
You will be able to understand and respond to spoken and written French from a range of authentic sources including radio discussions, news reports, interviews, clips from films and detective novels. You will be encouraged to challenge, explain, justify opinions and express a range of emotions and reactions.
Regular verbal feedback and targets for improvement are offered throughout the course. No formal homework is set but regular opportunities are provided for further practice. Independent study is encouraged via online self-marking and other resources.
Reasons for language learning, relationships, careers, the digital world, predictions for the future, dreams and aspirations. You will be able to retell an anecdote, discuss current events and give your response to the plot of a book or film. You will expand your knowledge of vocabulary throughout the course.