What opportunities will this course give me?
If youve always dreamt of learning a language, our French Beginners programme could be the perfect course for you!
This is a relaxed-paced course ideal for beginners from all walks of life; there are no exams to worry about, and all levels of experience are welcome. You may want to brush up old skills or kick-start an entirely new one whatever your position, all that is needed is an enthusiastic nature and willingness to learn.
Upon successful completion of French Beginners Term 1 and Term 2, learners will be able to progress on to the French Year 2 course.
What will I be learning?
French Beginners lessons are held in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Students learn to cope in a variety of everyday situations commonly encountered on visits to France or other French speaking countries.
You will be able to converse in simple terms and cope with everyday situations such as asking the way, shopping, changing money, ordering snacks and drinks, asking for tourist information, booking into hotels and going to the garage/petrol station. Basic grammar will be covered as it arises.
Term 1 (September): For learners who are complete beginners and have no previous experience of the French language.
Term 2 (January): For learners who have studied a little French language previously, can conjugate basic verbs in the present tense, form simple sentences and know vocabulary for everyday situations.
If you are unsure of your level of ability, please contact the Adult & Community Learning Team on 023 8091 1270 for advice.
A College Certificate will be awarded on request and successful completion of the course.
Why is this course for me?
A variety of teaching methods will be used including whole class, group work, team work, pair work, role play, games and using multi media resources. A course book will be used to supplement the course and help with simple grammar. Some homework will be set each week.
The four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing will be covered but the emphasis will be on speaking and listening.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Our French Beginners course is taught by a tutor with lots of experience of teaching French to adult learners. All of our language tutors are passionate about the subject they teach and keen to pass on their knowledge to enthusiastic learners.
It is important to remember that since this is a leisure course, the motivation to learn will
ultimately come from the learner. For those wishing to get the most out of the course, we recommend an hour of study time a week; we will encourage you to find a way to practice at your own pace and style outside of the classroom.
The topics covered are varied, offering an enriching learning experience, and the programme can be adjusted to suit learner needs and interests. We strive to keep our leisure courses flexible, and French Beginners is no exception.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Eastleigh College is recognised for our industry leading teaching standards and modern, innovative facilities. Learners join us from across the country - and overseas - to experience our exceptional learning environment and vibrant, welcoming community.
You will be taught by an experienced teacher of languages in a classroom equipped with a whiteboard, projector and screen, enabling WiFi connection and access to live online material and resources. Learners are encouraged to buy the suggested textbook, but this is not a prerequisite for the course; there is also a wealth of valuable resources online.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course; term 1 is suitable for those learners with no knowledge of French, and term 2 for those learners with some basic prior knowledge.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Learners will be responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.
If books/materials are required, you will be advised at the first class. Please bring pen and paper/notebook to your classes.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.
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