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French Beginners


Start date: 21st Sep 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £97

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Mel Criddle

Course code: 22AU162

This course is suitable for complete beginners.

During the course you will start to learn

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, such as phrases concerning immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
  • Interact in a simple way to formulate what s/he is trying to say.
  • Ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics.
  • Write a short, simple text describing her/himself.
  • Fill in forms with personal details, for example entering her/his name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
  • Write brief personal messages.
  • Understand figures, quantities, times and prices.

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Mel Criddle

My name is Melanie Criddle, I am originally from Leicester, but have lived in Harrogate for 7 years.

My love for languages started when I was at school, where I studied French and German. My father’s family originate from Barga, a small town in Tuscany so I was always keen to learn Italian as well.

I went on to study French, Italian and Business at Leeds Beckett University.

I have spent some time living and working in Italy, including as an EFL teacher in the beautiful city of Bologna. Over the years I have used my language skills in various job roles, including translating, exam marking, and most recently as a secondary school teacher of MFL. I have now settled in Harrogate with my husband and two young children.

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