French Beginners Plus (Year 1)City University London
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- Short course
- Islington (Inghilterra)
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Basic IT training
Travel; Describing places and journeys; Food and France overseas; Past, present and future events.
Word endings; French vowels; Difficult sounds (‘u’, ‘tion’,’r’…), diphtongs (‘eu’, ‘on’, ‘ai’, ‘in’…); Nasal sounds (‘on’ ‘un’, ‘an’…); ‘s’ and ‘ss’ and ‘z’.
Consolidation of the present, Complete revision the past tense (Perfect) and future tense; Relative clauses: 'Une ville qui est en Alsace / Une ville que j'aime'; Complete review of all partitives and prepositions (du, de la, des; au, à la, aux…); introduction to direct and indirect pronouns (him, her, them; to his, to her, to them); Introduction to 'y', ‘j'y retrournerai’.
* Perfecting pronunciation of basic French sounds * Recognising sounds in short French clips * Expressing opinions * Agreeing and disagreeing * Talking about past actions * Giving small presentations * Making complaints and compliments * Making plans for the future * Expressing nuances
Tastes; Food; Appearance; Likes and dislikes; La vie citadine.
More complex pronunciation
Difficult sounds (‘j’, ‘ge/gu’,’ç’, ‘p +consonant’…); Stem-changing verbs; Clusters with ‘L’; ‘La liaison’; Silent ‘h’; Differentiating ‘é’ and ‘è’, ‘ou’ and ‘u’.
Consolidation of adjectives, superlatives and comparatives; Adverbs; Relative clauses (ce que, ce qui); Revision of the Imperative; Consolidation of negatives (ne…plus/jamais/rien…); pronouns 'y' and ‘en’ ‘j’en voudrais deux, merci’, j’y vais demain’; Interrogative sentences.
* Perfecting pronunciation of more complex sounds French sounds * Listening and understanding more complex French clips * Expressing wishes and preferences * Ordering and asking for details * Talking about events * Participating to a small debate * Making plans and organising * Giving instructions
Country living; Heritage and traditions; Rules and regulations in the public sphere and at home; Internet language and texting.
Rhythmic groups; Difficult sounds (‘ouille’, several ‘r’ in a word, ‘ui’,’’…); Interrogative intonation; Regional accents.
Introduction to the Imperfect tense; Modal verbs (can, want to, must, need to …); Recent past and near future (venir de +infinitif / aller +inf.); Expressions of time (pour, pendant, depuis, il y a…); Consolidation of pronouns; use of the infinitives.
* Perfecting intonation and accent * Listening and understanding some news (radio or tv) * Expressing emotions and desires * Presenting a topic of your choice * Talking about social media * Understanding and giving instructions * Expressing personal aspirations and goals
Teaching and Assessment
The emphasis of this French Beginners Plus (Year 1) 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.
All evaluation will take place...