Going to France this summer? Would you like to gain, or refresh, your knowledge and practice essential language before your trip? On this course you will be able to revise simple structures and topics to improve your confidence in using French and add to your knowledge.
What can students expect?
By the end of the course, you will be able to take part in basic exchanges, using a limited range of words and expressions and basic correct grammatical structures sufficient for survival in the target country in tourist and everyday situations, such as using greetings and exchanging basic information about yourself, order food and drinks and shop for basic items, follow directions, and participate in very short dialogues about everyday subjects (the weather, food and drinks, travel and directions, hobbies).
Late starters allowed?
No, as this is a one-week course
Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required
Language and literacy skills at least equivalent to those taught in the target language. Existing basic vocabulary and grammar may be reinforced as part of language learning in target language. Basic numeracy at least equivalent to those taught in the target language (count to 1000, basic maths calculations)
This is a non-accredited course. You will be assessed informally by your tutor during classroom activities. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress.
Language of Instruction
Language of Assessment
Previous experience required?
This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little language, (even if very rusty) Please complete our self-assessment questionnaire available on the website or on request from the College, or ask to speak to the programme manager, for further advice.
What is the progression route?
Other courses language courses at the College, tutor will advise.
Are there any extra costs?
Are there any set books?
Work set between sessions?
In order to progress it is advisable to practice the skills learnt between sessions.
Pen and paper, and an open approach to learning.
Communicative, interactive activities, including group and whole class discussions, study of authentic texts and/or video, TV, audio extracts and recordings, games and formal exercises.