French Upper-intermediate (Level 4)
You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.
Courses started October 2022
- Course: Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Timeline: Resumes 24 January - ends 28 March 2023
Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
You are welcome to join this course, which started in October 2022, provided that you have previous knowledge of the language to learn and progress with the current group.
These courses will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
Courses started online will remain online throughout.
Terms run from October to December and from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language.
You have reached the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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,
- Arts, cinema and theatre. Reviews and opinions
- Booking a hotel and enquiring about properties for sale
- Discussing money and the cost of living, and dealing with banks
- Discussing the environment and sustainability
- Describing events in the past and before the past
- Discussing social matters
- Discussing education in France
- Dietary preferences and activities, and healthy life
Version Originale 3: Livre De L'Eleve (B1) (2011) by Monique Denyer, Christian Ollivier, Emilie Perrichon & Christian Puren.
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 textbooks on behalf of a class.
This course is taught in French; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. 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.
Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level, Level 5.