French Beginners Fast Track (Level 1)
This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of French (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations. Fast track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.
New course starting May 2023
- Course: Saturdays 10.00am - 2.30pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Starts 13 May - ends 15 July 2023
Lengths: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
This course requires a minimum of 8 and it can have up to a maximum of 16 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
Please note that courses taught on-campus could be moved online if the Covid-19 situation prevents face-to-face teaching, and for as long as it is required. This decision will be made by the Government and/or the University of Leicester to guarantee the safety of students and staff.
Term runs from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are four hours long and take place once a week. There is a half hour lunch break.Enrol now
No previous knowledge of French is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.
- Numbers and time
- Describing your family
- Talking about home and where you live
- Likes and dislikes
- Travel and transport
- Version Originale 1: Livre De L'Eleve (2009) by Monique Denyer, Agustin Garmendia & Marie-Laure Lions-Olivieri.
There isn’t a University bookshop, however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students.
It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.
This course is taught in French and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the French language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of French language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size of Fast Track courses is limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Beginners Level 1, you can progress onto the Post-beginners Level 2.