French Accelerated (Beginners)

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
  • Quando:
    Setembro 2017

Learn French from scratch in this fast-paced short course.This evening Accelerated Beginners French course is designed for complete beginners who want to progress quickly. It is an introduction to the French language and way of life for the purpose of practical communication. Students develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language.This is a highly intensive French language course that requires commitment and dedication. Students should expect to study between classes to be able to keep up with the course pace, as two terms are covered in one.Whether learning French for travelling, working abroad or with foreign companies, this French accelerated Beginners programme will enable students to communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations, socialise and not feel out of place when visiting the country.

By the end of the Accelerated French short course you will have covered the syllabus normally covered in Terms 1 and 2 of French Beginners (Year 1). If you would like to continue your studies you can join French Beginners (Year 1) in Term 3.Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Accelerated French Beginners short course is taught over just ten weeks and is an intensive course for anyone looking to quickly gain language knowledge and communication skills. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 16 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 20 classes over 1 term (Mondays & Wednesdays) £400.00 CS1843 Apply Now Tutor Info Lucinda Taylor-Callier studied at ESSEC Business School and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/École Normale Supérieure in Paris. She has been teaching French as a foreign language since 2008 in various institutions such as HSBC, BNP Paribas, Kingfisher, Clifford...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Communication Training
Skills and Training
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What will I learn?

Over the course of the Accelerated French Beginners course you will cover the following topics and grammar:

Topics covered

Alphabet/ sound system, yourself and your family, jobs, nationalities, daily activities; tastes and plans, weekly activities and duties; food and drink, objects and situations; parts of the body and ailments, making appointments; making plans for the weekend; travel; shopping, past events

Grammatical structures

Basic verbs: 'être and avoir' (to be and to have) and the verb endings in the present tense. Frequent verbs such as 'manger, marcher, regarder, téléphoner, écouter , travailler and the conjugation in the present tense; Definite and indefinite articles 'le, la, les' ( the) 'un, une, des';. Partitive article 'du, de la, des'; Possessive adjectives 'mon, ma, mes'; Masculine and feminine nouns; Plural of nouns; Interrogative and negative forms. Key words to ask questions:'Qui, où,, quand, comment'; Comparatives; 'Plus grand, que / moins riche que'; Opposites and frequencies; 'Toujours, jamais, souvent '; Irregular verbs in the present tense 'prendre, aller, venir',modal verbs: 'vouloir, pouvoir, devoir; savoir' with conjugations in the present tense. Present tense of verbs ending in 'ir' and 're'. Pronouns for direct and indirect object such as 'lui' and 'leur'. More key questions words: 'pourquoi, parce que, avec qui, depuis quand'; Introduction to passé composé (Past tense). Regular, irregular and motions verbs (aller, venir, monter, arriver) in the past tense. Adjectives and their agreement; More comparatives: Meilleur que / mieux que; More opposites and frequencies: autant que (as well as), quelquefois. Past tense of modal verbs; Immediate future: 'Je vais prendre'

Learning objectives
o    Greeting people
o    Introducing yourself, your family and others
o    Talking about nationalities and jobs
o    Describing your house and your neighbourhood
o    Selecting food and wine in a shop
o    Dressing up for the four seasons
o    Talking about your daily routine including days and hours
o    Talking about your interests and making plans.
o    Asking for help
o    Inviting, arranging to meet and replying to an invitation
o    Leaving and receiving phone messages;
o    Saying what you want to do, can do or must do
o    Describing people, clothes and buying habits
o    Visiting the doctor
o    Ordering meals and making travel reservations
o    Describing a sequence of events in the past
o    Handling short social exchanges mixing present, past and immediate future tenses
o    Obtaining information on prices and quantities

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis of the Accelerated French Beginners course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.

Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons.

More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.

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