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Mon 16 Oct, Mon 23 Oct, ... Mon 11 Mar 2024
13:00 - 15:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: French Basic 2
Prerequisites£

Mon 16 Oct, Mon 23 Oct, ... Mon 11 Mar 2024

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 on our website.

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

For those who already possess an A1 level and/or for those who already speak cognate Romance languages (i.e. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) and are willing to do some self-study in preparation for the course (please see the Language Centre online resources).

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 16 Oct 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
2 Mon 23 Oct 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
3 Mon 30 Oct 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
4 Mon 6 Nov 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
5 Mon 13 Nov 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
6 Mon 20 Nov 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
7 Mon 27 Nov 2023   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
8 Mon 22 Jan   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
9 Mon 29 Jan   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
10 Mon 5 Feb   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
11 Mon 12 Feb   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
12 Mon 19 Feb   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
13 Mon 26 Feb   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
14 Mon 4 Mar   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
15 Mon 11 Mar   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Jackie Bow
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • How to say hello, present themselves, to tell their origin, age and ask people relevant questions to get same information
  • To converse about work/study as well as family and languages spoken
  • To be able to describe a dwelling, 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, talk about likes, dislikes, ask people what they want to drink; to make a restaurant booking, read the menu, ask about the dishes, place an order, talk about food, ask for the bill and ask for info re the bill
  • To talk about their work/study, the timetable and to talk about their professional pas.
  • To ask for directions, understand indications, traffic signs, call a taxi,
  • To talk about the past in general and tell stories
  • To buy clothes, ask about prices, size, quantity and get other relevant information
  • To understand information relevant to travel, holiday and a stay in a hotel
  • To describe minor ailments, understand instructions and discuss them
  • To talk about a Francophone country
Objectives

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

  • Listening/Speaking

Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.

  • Reading

Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information.

  • Writing

Write a brief informal letter or e-mail on an every-day predictable topic.

Aims

At the Basic 2 level the main aims are:

  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user 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
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Subject to demand

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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