French Post-beginners Fast Track (Level 2)

This is for you if you can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners Level 1 course. Fast track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

Key information

  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 19 December 2020. 
  • Fees:  Full Course £210.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus.

This course will start in October and run for 10 weeks.. It comprises 60 learning hours over one terms. Lessons are four hours long and take place once a week - there is a half hour lunch break. When enrolling you are committing to the full 10 weeks.  

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Entry level

You have reached level A1 or completed the Beginners Level 1 or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group.

You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Talking about yourself and others: holidays, jobs, free time, sports and interests
  • Talking about your earlier life
  • Detailed descriptions of people and places
  • Job applications
  • Dealing with financial institutions,
  • Making arrangements
  • Using timetables and travel information
  • Booking accommodation
  • Interviews
  • Finding living accommodation

Resources

  • Version Originale 2: Livre De L'Eleve (2010) by Monique Denyer, Agustin Garmendia, Corinne Royer and 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.

Our approach

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. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression: 

Upon completing the Post-beginners Level 2, you can progress onto the Intermediate Level 3.