Tuesdays 3:00pm until 5:00pm starting 5 sessions starting up again 10th April
This course is aimed at people with a little 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 hand-outs).
This course is a natural stepping stone from French For Beginners – Level 1.
During this course students will look at the following topics:
- 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 continue 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 2, students will be able to progress onto the Beginners level 3 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 qualification. However, if you do wish to take a third party exam, this course comply with the Common European Framework of References for Languages.
Homework is not essential, but students will benefit from undertaking home study of approximately one hour per week.
No previous knowledge required for this course.
Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
PLEASE NOTE – This running of this course is subject to receiving a minimum of eight enrolments. Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified three days prior to the start of the course and are entitled to claim for a full refund of their course fees.