French Conversational Intermediate and above
You have reached an intermediate, or higher, level (B1 or above) in French and you would like to practise the language through interactive activities such as conversation practice, role-playing, debates and negotiations. The main idea of a conversational course is to promote communication, pronunciation, vocabulary development and group discussion skills while focusing on current events and cultural topics in contemporary French and the Francophone world.
- Course: Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Starts 8 February - ends 19 April 2023
Length: 10 weeks
This course will be taught in a small group, with a minimum of 8 and a maximum 12 of students. Course fee includes all tuition, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
Courses started online will remain online throughout.
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.
Terms run from February to April. The full course comprises 10 weeks. Lessons are one hour long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 10 weeks.
You have reached the level B2 or have the Upper-Intermediate level course (achieved B1) 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 assessing your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.
You have reached the level B1 (or above) 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.
You will develop specific oral language skills including:
- Using more complex sentence structures
- Increasing your vocabulary
- Improving your expressiveness and communication skills in French
- Consolidating your speaking, conversational and listening skills through interactive exercises such as debates, oral presentations and peer discussions.
This course is ideal for learners who have done the advanced/proficient levels with us and don't want to stop their engagement with the language.
The tutor will advise of any textbooks required at the start of the course.
This course takes almost entirely in French. If and when required, the tutor may also use English for support. It aims to develop communication skills: listening and speaking, through interactive activities such as conversations, role-play, debates, oral presentations and negotiations, as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding both the French language and the cultures of the Francophone World enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of the language. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in class, as well as practise their communication skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Group numbers are limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.