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Tue 25 Oct, Tue 1 Nov, ... Tue 13 Dec 2022
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Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

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CULP: French Upper-Intermediate Through Stories and Films
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Tue 25 Oct, Tue 1 Nov, ... Tue 13 Dec 2022

Description
  • Information about fees for this course can be found in the Charging section

A language course for students who have an intermediate command of the French Language (completed B1), ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Intermediate 2 course or have taken French at GCSE Level. The level is upper-intermediate working towards CEF B2.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2
Sessions

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 25 Oct 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
2 Tue 1 Nov 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
3 Tue 8 Nov 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
4 Tue 15 Nov 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
5 Tue 22 Nov 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
6 Tue 29 Nov 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
7 Tue 6 Dec 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
8 Tue 13 Dec 2022   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Marie Geraldine Lea
Topics covered

Among others, these legends/stories (graded at B2) and films will be used in this course: Stories:

  • Le petit chaperon rouge
  • Le chat botté
  • La barbe bleue
  • Les moitiés (a fairystory from Haïti)
  • La légende de Merlin

Films:

  • Huit femmes -François Ozon
  • Le dîner de cons -Francis Veber
Objectives

By the end of the Course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Contribute effectively to discussions about mythical, historical, and geographical topics as portrayed in the oral tradition and film and keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with narrative and some idiomatic expressions.
  • Reading: Read graded written works and film reviews with a good degree of understanding, enough to cope with an advanced course, to read the media for information as well as to understand some non-standard pieces.
  • Writing: Construct a narrative/descriptive piece and write a well-structured essay about a story and a film and/or other topics of their interest.
Aims

The Course will introduce students to the following upper-intermediate learning skills and:

  • Help in working towards achieving CEF B2
  • Achieve spoken fluency using appropriate vocabulary and descriptive/narrative grammatical structures
  • Apply their language skills effectively to storytelling
  • Acquire an understanding of the main aspects of mythical, historical, political, and cultural events connected with the countries where French is spoken
  • Be introduced to some colloquial French spoken in several countries through the audio-visual input
  • Improve their reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on the narrative/descriptive styles
  • Improve their delivery of oral presentations and debate in French
  • The Course aims also to empower the learners and establish them as life-long language learners.
Format
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
Charging
  • Students Fees: £160 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking. For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk
  • Staff Fees: £175 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking. For the link to make a payment please contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk
  • Non-University members: £190 to be paid online.
  • 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.
Assessment

This course will be assessed upon the completion of the submission of 1 essay and oral presentation and participation and attendance (attendance required is at least 6/8 sessions). Upon completion, students will be awarded a Certificate of attendance issued by the Language Centre.

Notes
Duration

Eight taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Subject to demand

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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