Course Information: French Beginners: Step 1

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A complete beginners course that will help you develop your conversational French at a simple level.

When and Where


From 22 Apr 2020 to 01 Jul 2020
Wed 13:00-15:00
for 10 weeks

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22 Apr 2020
13:00 to 15:00
29 Apr 2020
13:00 to 15:00
06 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
13 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
20 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
03 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
10 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
17 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
24 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
01 Jul 2020
13:00 to 15:00


Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre
Kings Park Drive


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £130 , the concession rate is £65. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

What the course is about

An introduction to the language covering some of the following topics:

• Talking about yourself and your family
• Eating out
• Travel and transport
• Asking for and giving directions

The emphasis will be on speaking and listening to enable you to converse more easily in the language.
You will develop your language skills which will boost your confidence if travelling abroad.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community.
Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no entry requirements for this course.
You may enrol online at, in person at a centre, or call 01202 262300.
For term dates please refer to <a href=" /"> </a>.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop an Individual Learning Plan and review your progress against this throughout the length of the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for complete beginners so you do not need any previous experience in the subject.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook and pen.

Next Step

After completing Step 1, you will have gained some basic knowledge to enable you to continue your learning at Step 2.

Other courses at the next level may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

<b>Refunds:</b> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.
<br><b>Concessions:</b> a 50% concession on all courses starting with ‘PL’ may be obtained if you are in possession of an Access to Leisure & Learning Card or can provide evidence of eligible benefits.
<br><b>Attendance:</b> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible
<br><b>Proof of identity:</b> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session.
<br><b>Home study:</b> you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.
<br><b>Off-site activities:</b> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.
<br><b>Parking at Centres:</b> parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.
<br><b>Refreshments:</b> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.
<br><b>Unspent Criminal Convictions</b> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.
<br>If you have any <b>accessibility or disability issues</b> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact: 01202 262300 or e-mail <a></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.