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Mon 19 Oct, Mon 26 Oct, ... Mon 15 Mar 2021
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: French Intermediate 2
Prerequisites£

Mon 19 Oct, Mon 26 Oct, ... Mon 15 Mar 2021

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At intermediate 2 level, the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

More detailed information is available on our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

Students who have successfully completed the Intermediate 1 course in the Language Centre, or have acquired a proficiency equivalent to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B1 in French

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 19 Oct   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
2 Mon 26 Oct   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
3 Mon 2 Nov   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
4 Mon 9 Nov   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
5 Mon 16 Nov   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
6 Mon 23 Nov   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
7 Mon 30 Nov   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
8 Mon 25 Jan 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
9 Mon 1 Feb 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
10 Mon 8 Feb 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
11 Mon 15 Feb 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
12 Mon 22 Feb 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
13 Mon 1 Mar 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
14 Mon 8 Mar 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
15 Mon 15 Mar 2021   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Lydia Collings
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Discussing where you come from
  • Describing your home
  • Discussing holiday destinations
  • Comparing means of transport
  • Discussing means of communication in today's world
  • Talking about daily life
  • Discussing studies and work
  • Getting to know more about France and its history
  • Getting to know some other French-speaking countries
  • Talking about national identity and stereotypes
  • Reading and discussing some literary extracts and poems
  • Listening to a well-known song or two
  • Learning a little about French cinema
Objectives
  • Listening/Speaking: Understand spoken French in a variety of both predictable and unpredictable linguistic situations and be able to express themselves in a variety of situations where a fair amount of detail is necessary.
  • Reading: Understand written French when texts are intended for native speakers, where visual information is not necessarily available and where the text relies on language structure and lexical refinement to convey specific messages.
  • Writing: Write both formally and informally to a single recipient in a variety of topics, using the appropriate register and formulae to achieve communication.
Aims
  • To develop a fairly advanced understanding of the language structure and vocabulary
  • To develop the ability to engage in conversation in French, where the learner is able to express his or her opinion in a variety of topics
  • To develop in the learner an awareness of the different varieties of French, when it concerns the lexicon and the phonological systems
  • To develop an awareness of the cultural diversity among French-speaking countries and regions
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Notes
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Three times per year (subject to demand)

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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