French Upper-intermediate FAST TRACK (level 4)

french_circled_flag FAST TRACK courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Timetable NEW COURSE 2019

This intensive course will commence in May 2019. It comprises 60 learning hours over 10 weeks. Each Saturday there are two lessons of two hours, from 10 am to 12 pm and 12.30 to 2.30 pm (making a total of 40 guided learning hours).

Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm*
● Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting 11 May 2019

*There is a half hour break between 12 and 12.30 pm.

Fee

● Full course 10 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), May to July 2019

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.

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Entry level

You have reached the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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.

Course content

  • Talking about languages and countries
  • Arranging to meet and fixing appointments
  • Discussing your background and home
  • Booking a hotel and enquiring about properties for sale
  • Discussing money and the cost of living
  • Dealing with banks
  • Hiring a car
  • Discussing the environment and the weather
  • Finding information about the area you are visiting
  • Food and restaurants

Our approach

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. The group size of Fast Track courses is limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5). New courses will be offered in the next academic year from October 2018.

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2018-2019 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 8 October – Saturday 15 December 2018

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 21 January – Saturday 30 March 2019

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 10 – Friday 21 June 2019