French Beginners Year 1
Discover your passion for languages in a fun, relaxed environment!
Upon completion, you will be able to communicate with sympathetic native speakers using basic phrases in a variety of everyday situations.
Semester 1 (Oct/Feb) is a part-time leisure course for beginners or people with no previous knowledge of the language who are interested in learning useful everyday phrases and basic grammar.
If enrolling for Semester 2 (Feb/June), you do not have to have completed our first semester. However, you will need 20 hours previous study of the language in an adult setting or previous learning in similar length. If in doubt, our tutor will be happy to advise you.
You can also check your language level with our downloadable guide.
Examples of topics included:
- Booking a hotel room
- Ordering food in a restaurant
- Useful tourist information
Please note: Our courses run during term-time only.
The main aim of the course is to be able to communicate in everyday situations.
You will be introduced to the language to enable you to communicate effectively in everyday situations at a basic level using all four language skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading.
- You will learn to speak about yourself, meet and greet people
- Order food and drink in a bar and restaurant, ask for the bill
- Understand directions and book a hotel room
- Go shopping for food and clothes and be confident using public transport
- You will be introduced to basic understanding of the grammar
- You will learn about a variety of aspects of the culture in the countries where the language is spoken
The content of our courses may vary according at the discretion of the tutor and the group’s learning pace.
This course does not lead to a formal qualification, but we are happy to discuss ways to take a formal qualification.
Teaching methods include:
- audio/visual stimulation
- formal instruction
- group and pair work
You will have the chance to use the language in real-life situations through fun and engaging role-plays and lively group discussions. You will also have access to your class learning resources through your college’s online account and will be advised on specialised websites for home learning.
Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your language skills according to your own specific needs.
For this course, you will initially need a notebook and pens. Your tutor will let you know about textbooks and other learning materials.
Once you have completed our two semesters of Beginners level you will be able to progress onto the 2nd Year.
Going forward, we also offer Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced and Fluent.