French Advanced (Level 5)
Course started in October 2023
- Course: Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Resumes 18 January - ends 21 March 2024
Lengths: 10 weeks (40 learning hours)
This course is taught in conjunction with the Upper-intermediate level (4) as a mixability group. The tutor provides appropriate support to each group and students to support progress and attainment at their respective levels.
This course will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 14 students. The course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
The first term ran from October to December 2023 and the second term runs 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 remaining 10 weeks. 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 level B1 in full or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) 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.
- Jobs and higher education
- Family and friends
- Seeking information
- Travel and transport
- Leisure and free time
- Perfect, imperfect, past historic and conditional tenses
- The subjunctive, the infinitive and the passive
- Prepositions and comparatives
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. Group numbers are limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Advanced level (5), you can progress onto the Post-advanced level (6).