French Proficiency (Level 7)
Course started in October 2023
- Course: Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Resumes 16 January - ends 19 March 2024
Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
This course is taught in conjunction with the Post-advanced level (6) 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 12 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 B2 in full or completed the former Proficiency level 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 you level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.
This is an advanced course on which you will develop a range of linguistic skills in the context of current issues in contemporary France. The topics we focus on are urban life, French media, the use of new technologies and France in Europe and the world.
As well as consolidating your grammar, you will develop specific language skills including:
- Presentation and discussion in French of topics of current affairs
- Writing using different registers
- Understanding French news and fiction
- Interview techniques in French
- Developing an argument
- Summarising a text
- Translating and interpreting
- Narrative techniques
This course is taught in French. 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 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
The French Proficiency level is the highest level we offer however on occasion if there is enough interest we do run a Conversational course. If this is something you would be interested in please register your interest by emailing us.