French Classes

French Classes

Class Description Day and Time Location How to enrol
French Entry plus to level one alternate weeks with French Level two Mondays 14.00-16.00 Online via Zoom Email juliastarowen@gmail.com
French beginners Wednesdays 9.30 to 10.45 am Online via Zoom As above

These classes are for leisure. The aim is to provide an opportunity to practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the French language. To explore aspects of French culture in all its forms. Text books and reading books are used in class. Grammar is investigated. Teaching is through a variety of activities from games and quizzes, video, songs, literature, reading dialogues, discussions, asking and answering simple questions. Homework is given and correction provided but is always optional!

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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.