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French Elementary Term 3


Start date: 17th Apr 2024

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £120

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 12 weeks

Tutor: Mel Criddle

Course code: 24SU152

This course is suitable for students who have already studied some basic French.  The course will enable you to:

o   Handle short social exchanges to make yourself understood in simple, routine situations e.g. shopping, travel etc.

o   Accept or decline invitations and make arrangements

o   Read short texts and newspaper articles in French to identify key information

o   Listen effectively for specific details / general information, ideas and opinions from a range of sources.

o   Use different tenses to talk about what you have done and what you are planning to do.


Students are not required to purchase a textbook for this course.

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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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