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French Advanced Year 1


Start date: 12th Apr 2021

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: £76

Day: Monday

Duration: 7 weeks

Tutor: Yvonne Davies

Course code: 21SU052

This course is divided into three terms and by the end of the year students should be able to :

· Ask for or provide information on a range of topics. Seek and respond to ideas and opinions on a range of issues. Take part in varied discussions.
· Communicate appropriately in a range of social, transactional and work-related situations.
· Read texts in the target language to extract specific details and information from different types of source material such as press articles & literature
· Listen effectively for specific details / general information, ideas and opinions from a range of sources.
· Write effectively in the target language for a range of purposes
· Recognise and use the main features of French grammar with confidence.

This year the students will
1. discuss principal topics in the French Press and other issues relating to France.
2. learn about French-speaking areas outside mainland France
3. look at French gardens and the significance of French symbols from nature
4. explore French wine regions and particular French beverages
5. consider money matters & everyday transactions
6. look at the evolution & defence of the French language
7. improve grammatical knowledge, increase vocabulary range and practice communication skills
8. complete weekly homework assignment

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Yvonne Davies

Yvonne L. Davies, B.A, A.L.A, B.A (Hons), Dip. FLE, B.A. PGCE
Former lecturer with Leeds Beckett University, and Adult Community Education tutor with over 17 years’ teaching experience. Yvonne has lived in the South of France, travels extensively throughout France and Francophone countries and teaches French across a range of abilities.
Her courses aim to develop the French learner’s confidence, accuracy and fluency in the 4 language skills. Each course will build up language awareness, cultural knowledge of Francophone countries, facilitate vocabulary growth, practice certain grammatical points and monitor pronunciation, all with a view to encouraging independence in using the language.
Lessons are based around practical topics, contemporary issues and current affairs reported in the French press, thus serving as a vehicle for pair and group conversation, class discussion and linguistic activities.
Students are encouraged to complete weekly homework assignments and to participate fully in our classes which are friendly, hard-working and always with a gentle sense of humour.

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