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French Language and Culture pt1

Course Description

This is a conversation class about the French language and culture. You will discover various aspects of daily life and culture in France and other French-speaking countries and develop your speaking skills and vocabulary to exchange opinions about art, leisure and cultural icons with a focus this term on visual arts and French regions.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Requirements

This is a mixed-level course for learners at or above Intermediate level (B1+). To be able to take part in class discussions in French, you should be able to express opinions and to use a range of tenses (past, present and future).

Course Content

In this class you will expand your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation and fluency by discussing a range of topics relating to French culture and leisure in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will develop your reading and listening skills with authentic materials such as poems and songs. This term you will compare several French art movements and there will be an introduction to Franco-Belgian comics; you will also explore various topics such as sport in France, fashion and culinary traditions. By the end of the course, you will be able to describe a work of art or photography, to exchange opinions and preferences in a range of contexts and to give a short presentation about a subject of your choice. You will have a deeper understanding of French culture and you will be able to express yourself more confidently and fluently. On completion of this course, you can progress onto French Language and Culture pt 2.

Teaching and Learning Methods

There is a focus on conversation in pairs, small groups and class discussions. Grammar points will be explained as and when they arise, but the emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills. Learning will be enriched through the use of texts, songs and videos as well as online resources for independent study. 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


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.

Next Steps and Progression

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress onto French Language and Culture pt 2 in the new term.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

This course is not eligible for Additional Learning Support (ALS), however teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs.??Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer.? Digital learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.?

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for some 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.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572