What you'll learn in this french class:The course strengthens the full range of the student's French, focusing on grammar, reading and writing practice while offering insight into the culture of the region. Students continue to study and develop more complex tenses and structures, while building up enough knowledge to read and write to an intermediate plus level.
This course is for students who fit this description: "I have a good understanding of simple structures, but lack accuracy and do not feel at ease with them just yet. I need to consolidate what I know and I am also ready to learn new and more complex forms. I can express myself in most common situations and hold conversations on a range of topics."Themes/Lexical fields could include the following elements:A wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to: Entertainment, mass media, work, education, the environment, tourism & travel, news, social & political issues, books, generation changes, cities, people, relationships, the arts, technology, health & fitness, social life, night life, national traditions/customs & culture, consumerism, globalisationCommon collocationsUse of different registers to express opinionsComplex use of grammar and vocabulary to contribute in a debateVarious styles of written French for particular situationsGrammar:Review & practise previous level grammar (eg. through mixed tense/aspect work – present/past/future simple/continuous/perfect)Consolidate & extend the following concepts & structures:Comparatives & SuperlativesReported speechTensesPassiveRelative clausesThe subjunctiveThe pluperfectCultural content:French wines and how to talk about themThe history of French-English bilingualismSpecific cultural regional idiomsSkills Work:Lots of speaking/active practiceLots of listeningLots of new vocabularyPronunciation