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Tue 20 Oct, Tue 27 Oct, ... Tue 16 Mar 2021
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: French Basic 1
Beginners£

Tue 20 Oct, Tue 27 Oct, ... Tue 16 Mar 2021

Description

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

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre website.

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

For absolute beginners (ab initio learners)

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 20 Oct 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
2 Tue 27 Oct 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
3 Tue 3 Nov 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
4 Tue 10 Nov 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
5 Tue 17 Nov 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
6 Tue 24 Nov 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
7 Tue 1 Dec 2020   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
8 Tue 26 Jan   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
9 Tue 2 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
10 Tue 9 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
11 Tue 16 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
12 Tue 23 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
13 Tue 2 Mar   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
14 Tue 9 Mar   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
15 Tue 16 Mar   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • How to say hello, introduce themselves, to tell their origin, age and ask people relevant questions to get same information.
  • To converse about family and languages spoken.
  • To say where they live, give/ask for address; ask/explain who people live with.
  • To talk about preferences, interests, sport, hobbies, weekend activities.
  • To place orders at the bar or in a café, talk about likes, dislikes, ask people what they want to drink; ask for the bill.
  • To go shopping in the market
  • To talk about their work/study and daily routine
  • To ask for and understand directions and traffic signs and buy a train ticket
  • To talk about France
Objectives

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

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand some basic instructions or take part in a brief informal conversation on a predictable topic.
  • Reading: Understand a set of basic notices and instructions.
  • Writing: Write a brief informal e-mail on a predictable topic.
Aims
  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To enable the learner to communicate in a range of predictable every-day situations;
  • To introduce students to the cultural background of the French speaking world within the context of language learning.
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

If you are a student with a disability and have a Student Support Document (SSD) from the Disability Resource Centre and you would like to share the information with us, please tick the 'special requirements' box.

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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