Course Starts: Monday May 8th 6:45 – 8:45 pm
Course length 5 weeks Fee £50
Please ‘phone the Adult College on 01925 624455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Why take this course?
Do you enjoy visiting France on holiday?
Do you want to brush up on the basics before you go this summer?
This six-week elementary course will help you improve your basic French in practical holiday situations, such as ordering meals in restaurants, going shopping at the market, asking for information in hotels and campsites, and booking holiday activities.
What are the key topics it will cover?
You will learn to:
- Introduce yourself at a hotel, gite or campsite and give personal details.
- Read, understand and order from menus at restaurants.
- Shop for food, clothes and presents at the market.
- Book suitable accommodation in a hotel or campsite.
- Ask for extra facilities in hotels and restaurants and deal with common problems.
Along the way, you will build up your knowledge of French vocabulary and grammar, and improve your confidence and fluency in speaking.
Who will the course suit?
This course is suitable for people with a little knowledge of basic French, who can greet people, give their name, say where they are from and order a drink and a meal at a cafe.
The course is not suitable for people already at good GCSE standard.
Is there a qualification at the end of the course?
No. There are no formal assessments but you will each be given an Individual Learning Plan where you will find key objectives for the course. You will be asked if you have any of your own personal learning objectives and your tutor will try to accommodate these topics if at all possible. We will ask you to review your learning to make sure that everything on the course is meeting your expectations.
Who will teach you?
Bonjour! My name is Ruth, and I am very pleased to be offering this elementary course in French. I regularly spend my holidays in France, and really appreciate how much knowing the language can add to the overall enjoyment of the holiday. It’s not just for practical arrangements, but also to get to know people and learn about history and culture.
I am a very enthusiastic and supportive tutor with over 15 years’ experience of teaching French in adult education. My teaching focus is on encouraging everyone to “have a go”, and on building confidence in speaking and understanding. Recent students have commented that they found my teaching:
“Clear, well paced and planned. [Ruth] is extremely patient and creates a friendly learning environment. I highly recommend her. “
I look forward to welcoming you on this course.