French Language and Culture pt2

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 such as cultural and social changes in the fifties and sixties.

Location: Online Course

Course Content

In this class you will develop your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation by discussing a range of topics relating to popular 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 there will be an introduction to French cinema and you will discuss cultural and social changes in France in the 1950s and 1960s.

By the end of the course, you will be able to tell someone about a film you have seen and give your opinion, to discuss historical and cultural events, and to give a short presentation about a director, a songwriter or an art movement.

On completion of this course, you can progress onto French Language and Culture pt 3.

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.

Independent Learning

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.

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

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

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.

Additional Costs

WM College provides all the basic materials and equipment you will need to complete the course. Your tutor will advise you where you can buy materials or equipment to extend your study, should you wish. The College also provides additional financial support through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF); however there are eligibility criteria that applies. Please refer to the DLSF policy which can be found at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572