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Eventbrite - French (Level 1A) - January 2018‌‌‌

French Language Flag French - Level 1

Level: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Facon de Parler 1: Coursebook: French for Beginners (Textbook for Levels 1-4)

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 1 course are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the language. The aim of level 1 is to introduce students to the language, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at an essential level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Welcome to the course, introduction alphabet, numbers 1-10, basic greetings; Giving personal information (name, age, where you live); Talking about our family, descriptions; Places in town and directions; At the restaurant; Shopping; Transport; Countries.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have developed a beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above so that they can communicate at a basic level in the language. Students will understand basic words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate simple sentences.

 

Eventbrite - French (Level 2A) - January 2018‌‌‌

French Language Flag French - Level 2

Level: Post Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Facon de Parler 1: Coursebook: French for Beginners (Textbook for Levels 1-4)

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 2 course should either have completed level 1, or have only a basic previous knowledge of the language. The aim of level 2 is to develop basic language skills, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at a post-beginners level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Practical Spelling – Numbers (up to 100) Phonetics/letter patterns; Describing the home/ accommodation; Booking a hotel; Directions 2 – prepositions etc; Describing family members; Shopping 2 – (currency, change, preference); Transport; Weather.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above, enabling them to hold a simple conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences.

Eventbrite - French (Level 3A) - January 2018‌‌‌

French Language Flag French - Level 3

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Facon de Parler 1: Coursebook: French for Beginners (Textbook for Levels 1-4)

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 3 course should either have completed level 2, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 3 is to further develop basic language skills; cultural awareness and grammatical ability, and further develop communication skills in the target language context.

Potential Topics: Numbers – Dates – Ordinals – Phone numbers; Letter writing; Talking about our family, descriptions; Education and Occupation; Numbers 2 – Making practical use of numbers, arithmetic; Daily Routine; At the Station (Train/Bus/Airport); Time.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above which should give them the confidence to hold a conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences and ask simple questions.  

Students will be able to formulate sentences.

Eventbrite - French (Level 4) - January 2018 

French Language Flag French - Level 4

Level: Post Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Facon de Parler 1: Coursebook: French for Beginners (Textbook for Levels 1-4)

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 4 course should either have completed level 3, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 4 is to build upon a solid beginner’s knowledge of the language and improve their ability to express themselves, constructing more complex sentences making use of new grammatical points such as the past tense. Students will also enhance their cultural awareness through class discussion.

Potential Topics: Opinions, Likes, dislikes and preferences, Hobbies, Daily Routine. Describing the past; holidays, trips and weekends and childhood. Cultural difference. Making arrangements and reservations, Hiring and Purchasing.

Suggested Grammar Coverage: Students should be provided with an expanding grammatical base which allow them to construct independent sentences and phrases. Past tense and simple future will be covered.

Learning Outcomes: Students will aim to improve their spoken expression and vocabulary in the main topic areas sharing and defending opinions as well as voicing disagreement. Students will improve their descriptive competence, learning to give more detailed accounts of past events. Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary to observe and discuss cultural difference.

 

 
Eventbrite - French (Level 5A) - January 2018

French Language Flag French - Level 5

Level: Post GCSE
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Le Nouveau Sans Frontieres: Level 2 Livre de L'Eleve 2 [French]

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 5 course should either have completed a GCSE examination in the subject, or have an equivalent knowledge of the Language. The aim of level 5 is to develop strong language skills, cultural awareness and grammatical ability, giving the student confidence in their ability and the basic competences needed to communicate in a working environment.

Potential Topics: Media: television/cinema/ communication technology (benefits/dangers of mobiles); The future tense and future plans; Travel plans; Opinions and view points; Current affairs; ‘In the workplace’ – Career/employment; Letter/email writing.

Suggested Grammar Coverage: Students should be provided with a solid grammatical base which will allow them to converse more easily at this level by developing their own sentences and phrases.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to hold discussions and discuss opinions. Students will have developed a broad vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above and a comprehensive knowledge of all of the main grammatical themes. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases associated with everyday living, as well as working environments.

Eventbrite - French (Level 6) - January 2018

French Language Flag French - Level 6

Level: Advanced
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Tout Droit!: Student's Book

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 6 course should either have at least completed a GCSE examination in the subject, level 5 here at Queen’s, or have an equivalent knowledge of the Language. The aim of level 6 is to develop strong language skills, cultural awareness and grammatical ability, giving the student confidence in their ability and the competences needed to communicate effectively in a working environment. 

Potential Topics: Media e.g. Introduction to French newspapers e.g. le Figaro/ le Monde/advertising/internet and social media; Popular culture e.g. music /fashion/trends/young people in society; Healthy lifestyle e.g. sport/healthy eating/alcohol/tobacco/work/life balance; Holidays e.g. destinations/activities/benefits/attitudes to holidays; Family relationships e.g. relationships with parents/friends, marriage; Career e.g. ‘metro, boulot, dodo’ , attitudes to jobs, advantages and disadvantages of jobs, ambitions for future career, skills and competencies; Extended letter writing e.g. lettre de motivation, CV etc.

Suggested Grammar Coverage:  Students should be provided with a solid grammatical base which will allow them to converse more easily at this level by developing their own sentences and phrases. Inevitably at this level they will need to use different verb tenses and grammatical structures.

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to hold discussions and justify their opinions using more complex language. Students will have developed a broad vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above and a comprehensive knowledge of all of the main grammatical themes. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases associated with everyday living, as well as working environments. Students will begin to recognise different registers and moods of language used in different contexts.

Eventbrite - French (Level 7) - January 2018

French Language Flag French - Level 7

Level: Post A-Level
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Not Required

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 7 course should either have completed an A-level examination in the subject, completed level 6 here at Queen’s, or have an equivalent knowledge of the Language. The aim of level 7 is to develop high level language skills, more in-depth cultural awareness and strong grammatical ability, giving the student confidence in their ability to express themselves relatively fluently and to communicate with relative ease in a working environment.

Potential Topics: Environment e.g. pollution, energy, protecting the planet; The multicultural society e.g. immigration (le monde francophone, DOMTOM, enlarged EU) integration, racism; Contemporary social issues e.g. wealth/poverty, law and order, impact of scientific/technological progress; Cultural topics e.g. this could be a look at a French region/country, a period of French history, a French book/poem/play/film, the work of a French director/architect/musician.

Suggested Grammar Coverage:  Students should be provided with a solid grammatical base which will allow them to converse more easily at this level by developing their own sentences and phrases. Inevitably at this level they will need to use different verb tenses (and be aware of the differences between passé composé and imparfait), different verb modes (conditional and subjunctive) as well as grammatical structures and complexities.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have developed a broad vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above and a comprehensive knowledge of all of the main grammatical themes. Students will understand and be able to use words and phrases associated with everyday living and working environments as well as some more familiar language and colloquialisms. Students will be able to hold discussions and justify their opinions using complex language. Students will recognise different registers and moods of language used in different contexts. Students will be able to express wishes, desires and hopes. Students will understand and be able to use words and phrases associated with everyday living and working environments as well as some more familiar language and colloquialisms. They will also be able to adapt their language register to the communication context.