This is a lively introduction to the French language and culture, including a gentle introduction to reading and writing at a basic level, and simple grammar and vocabulary so you can introduce and speak about yourself. This course is suitable for complete beginners with no knowledge of the language. On completion of this course, you can progress onto Beginners French pt2 (A1).
No previous knowledge/qualifications are required, just a passion for the French language and culture.
This course is taught using a communicative approach which focuses on speaking and listening. By the end of the course you will be able to spell and count to 100 in French; greet people and introduce yourself; ask and answer questions on personal information. You will also learn to use the masculine and feminine forms. You will develop good pronunciation, reading and writing skills.
Teaching and Learning Methods
In this course you will be actively learning French through a variety of interactive classroom activities, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will work in pairs/small groups to practice speaking and listening, with worksheets and activities to develop your reading and writing. Learning will be enriched through the use of audio-visual aids, realia (authentic material), online interactive resources, and role play. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, Google Classroom. The skills you are learning should be practiced outside college in order to develop and progress. Homework is set every week and is an essential part of your course.
The skills you are learning should be practiced outside college in order to develop and progress. Homework is set every week and is an essential part of your course.
Assessment is continuous and will take place throughout the course. The tutor will give you feedback on your speaking in class, and mark your written work. During the course, you will set up an individual learning plan, where you will reflect on your progress and set your own targets. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Qualification you will achieve
There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Following successful completion of this course, you can progress onto Beginners French pt2 (A1) in the new term.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.