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French — Beginners (Part 3)

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8 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course is designed for beginners who have completed the Beginners (Part 1) and (Part 2) courses or for those who know only a few words of French.It provides the ideal reinforcement to conversational French, based on the basic situations covered in Parts 1 and 2, and is suitable for those wanting to learn for fun or continue to the next level. Principal activities will be based on listening and speaking but there will also be a few reading and writing activities.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with basic speaking and listening skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will increase your confidence to 'have a go' when you are abroad.

On completion, you should be able to use French grammar structure and verb tense in different situations. The following topics will be covered during the course: Greetings and making introductions; Talking about yourself and family; Using numbers and understanding prices; Ordering food and drink; Shopping; Finding your way around; Visiting the pharmacy/doctor.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course other than to have completed Parts 1 and 2 of this course or similar.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer.

Additional Costs and Information

You will be asked to buy a coursebook for this course, the lecturer will advise the best book to buy.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses


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