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French Advanced Year 2


Start date: 2nd Jun 2020

Time: 18:45 - 20:45

Cost: £45

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Yvonne Davies

Course code: 20SU151

This course is for students of all ages who have completed at least three years of French studies, are interested in France, its culture and language, and are keen to learn and gain confidence in communicating in French.


For the first session students will need:

Pen and A4 paper only. The tutor will provide worksheets which will be the basis of their studies.

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



This year the students will

  1. discuss principal topics in the French Press and other issues relating to France.
  2. learn about driving in France, the rules of the French road, what to do in the event of an accident or break-down
  3. look at other forms of transport in France
  4. explore different areas of France
  5. learn about the French media : the Press, TV, radio, internet
  6. consider the importance of cinema in French society and give a critique of a film
  7. look at environmental issues
  8. improve grammatical knowledge, increase vocabulary range and practice communication skills
  9. complete weekly homework assignments


By the end of the course students should have gained an improved understanding of French language use, including pronunciation, grammatical structures, and an expanded vocabulary with a greater range of key phrases to cope with everyday situations whilst travelling in a French speaking country

You will be contacted by your tutor prior to the course starting to inform you of the platform to be used.

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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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