Tuesdays 12:30pm until 2:30pm starting the 10th April.
This course is aimed at complete beginners with no
previous knowledge of French and covers A1 of the Common European
Framework of References for Languages. After the course, students
will be able to communicate with sympathetic native speakers using
basic phrases in a variety of everyday situations. Students need to
bring the following to the first class: a pen, paper and folder (for
During this course students will look at the
- Term 1A
- Greetings, titles and introductions
- Ordering a snack and a drink
- Numbers and the French alphabet
Grammatical structures at a basic level will also
be taught, focusing on the following: adjectives, verbs (including
avoir and etre) and prepositions.
The main aim of the course is to be able to
communicate in everyday tourist situations, both asking for and
The main language skills to be developed are
speaking, listening, reading and writing. Since communication is the
main aim, students work in pairs or groups to practise speaking and
listening. Recorded material, such as CDs and interactive media are
also regularly used to improve listening skills. Understanding
written French is based on practical items such as notices, leaflets
By the end of this course students will be able to
speak and understand basic French in a variety of everyday
Students will begin to learn how to communicate
in everyday situations using the four language skills of speaking,
listening, reading and writing.
After completing French for Beginners level 1,
students will be able to progress onto the Beginners level 2 course.
This course does not have a formal examination
attach to it. Progress will be tested through tutor observation,
tutor led activities and exercises, and tutor and peer informal
feedback and discussion.
There are no formal entry requirements for the
first term of the course, although students should have a good level
of basic literacy.
This course does not lead to a formal
if you do wish to take a third party exam, this course comply with
Common European Framework of References for Languages.
Homework is not essential, but students will
benefit from undertaking home study of approximately one hour per
No previous knowledge required for this course.
Students do not need to be in relevant work to
undertake this course.