French Year 1 (Beginners)City University London
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- Short course
- Islington (Inghilterra)
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Basic IT training
Alphabet/ sound system, yourself and your family, jobs, nationalities, daily activities; tastes and plans
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'
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.Term 2
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
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'
- Asking for help
- Inviting, arranging to meet and replying to an invitation
- Leaving and receiving phone messages;
- Saying what you want to do, can do or must do
- Describing people, clothes and buying habits
- Visiting the doctor
- Ordering meals and making travel reservations
- Describing a sequence of events in the past
- Handling short social exchanges mixing present, past and immediate future tenses
- Obtaining information on prices and quantities
Directions; Travel; Describing places and journeys; Past, present and future events; email writing
Revision of the present and introduction of the past tense for the reflexive verbs; Relative clauses: 'Une ville qui est en Alsace / Une ville que j'aime'; Complete review of the past tense; More indirect pronouns such as 'eux' (them); Introduction of ' en', 'J'en ai' and 'y', j'y vais. Practice of all pronouns mixed up with past tense; 'Ne…plus' ; Introduction to the future tense. Practise of regular future tense.
- Understanding/giving directions
- Giving advice and expressing opinions
- Agreeing and disagreeing
- Summarising a piece of written information
- Talking about past actions
- Giving small presentations
- Expressing obligation and interdiction
- Making complaints
- Making plans for the future
- Expressing nuances
Teaching and Assessment
The emphasis in the Beginners French course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities during this evening course 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...