French Classes

French Classes

Class Description Day and Time Location How to enrol
French Entry +/level 1 Monday 7-9pm The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing, BN15 9QZ Aspire Sussex Online at aspiresussex.org.uk or 0345 6 01 01 61
French level 2/3+ Tuesday 2-4pm 109, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DE Julia Owen juliastarowen@gmail.com 07799678375
National Language Standards Common English/Welsh/ Northern Irish Academic Qualifications Common European Framework
Entry   Basic User Independent User Proficient User A1
Level 1 GCSE D-G A2
Level 2 GCSE A-C B1
Level 3 A-Level B2
Level 4 Honours degree C1
Level 5 Post-graduate C2

A guide to language levels.

Entry:  These courses are aimed at developing communication skills in basic, practical situations for beginners who intend to use the language on holiday or for work.

Entry+:  These courses aim to develop communication skills in basic practical situations for students who can already understand some familiar words or phrases.

Level 1:  These courses aim to further develop your confidence in understanding and communicating in simple, routine tasks and practical situations.

Level 1+:  These courses aim to enable you to understand and communicate confidently in simple, routine tasks and practical situations.  On completion, equivalent to GCSE grade D-G skills level.

Level 2:  These courses aim to enable you to communicate adequately in predictable situations likely to arise when travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Level 2+:  These courses aim to enable you to communicate with confidence in a range of situations likely to arise when travelling in an area where the language is spoken.  On completion, equivalent to GCSE grade A-C skills level.

Level 3:  These courses aim to enable you to understand more complex lines of argument concerning familiar topics and allow you to take part in discussion with a degree of fluency and spontaneity and give viewpoints on topical issues.  On the course you will consolidate language structures and extend your vocabulary.  On completion, equivalent to AS skills level.

Level 3+:  These courses aim to enable you to communicate and understand complex lines of argument concerning familiar topics and present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide variety of issues of interest to you.  On completion, equivalent to A2 (A-Level) skills level.

Level 4:  These courses are aimed at developing the language skills needed to understand and formulate complex ideas and opinions in factual and literary texts or in talks on unfamiliar themes.  These courses aim to encourage an appreciation of differences in language style and will also develop your knowledge of the culture of the country.  On completion, equivalent to degree skills level.

Level 5:  These courses are aimed at developing the high-level language skills needed to take part in any conversation or discussion with total confidence, increase your appreciation of language style and further develop your knowledge of the culture of the country.  On completion, equivalent to post-degree skills level.