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​STUDYING FRENCH AT THOMAS ROTHERHAM COLLEGE

 

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Whether you fancy learning French for fun, holidays, work or simply out of interest for France and/or other French-speaking countries, we have the right course for you.

 

French Language courses information sheet at TRC.pdf

 

FRENCH BEGINNERS (Mondays)

This course is aimed at complete beginners in the language who would like to learn the basic language skills to get by in a range of situations.

 

During the course you will study topics such as:

  • Presenting yourself and your family/friends

  • Getting around (places and directions)

  • Accommodation

  • Food and Drink

  • Shopping

 

Each topic studied will help you to increase vocabulary and expressions through reading exercises, role-plays, pair work, pronunciation tasks, etc.

The course will also give you:

  • A knowledge of the culture and some of the traditions in France and other French-speaking countries.

  • Confidence in dealing with basic situations when you are abroad.

 

FRENCH IMPROVERS LEVEL 1 (Tuesdays)

French Improvers Level 1 follows on from our Beginners course. You will need to have studied the language for at least 1 year. The course could also suit those individuals who achieved a GCSE level many years ago (at least grade C) but have not practised the language for a long time. They will reinforce what you have learnt and further extend your vocabulary.

During the course you will develop the ability to deal with a range of situations in the language:

• Revision and extension of Year 1 topics
• Daily routines
• Leisure time
• Shopping for souvenirs and clothes
• France and its regions

Each topic studied will help you to increase your fluency and confidence when using French. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the way of life in France and other French-speaking countries.


 

FRENCH IMPROVERS LEVEL 2 (Mondays)

This language course is ideal for those individuals who have studied the language for 2 years. It is also for those individuals who achieved a GCSE level some years ago (grade A/B) but have not practised the language for some time.


During the course you will develop the ability to deal with a range of situations in the language:

• Revision and extension of Years 1 and 2 topics
• Holidays (past and future ones)
• Travel (public transport + hiring a car)
• Problem solving whilst abroad (eg. doctors, garage, chemists, hotel, bank, police station)
• France (its regions and some festivals)

The course will give you the chance to study more French grammar and will further develop your fluency to use the language in some complex situations. This will help you to maintain more fluent conversations with French speakers. You will also be learning more about France as a country (eg. customs and traditions) and about other French-speaking countries.

 

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2 (Tuesdays)

This language course is suitable for those who have studied the language for 4 years or who have very recently completed a GCSE (grade A/7 or above). It is also suitable for those learners who obtained an A-level in the past but have not practised it at that level recently.

During the course you will develop the ability to deal with a range of authentic situations:

  • Revision and extension of years 1-4 topics
  • How things used to be
  • Talking about your life and someone else's life (past, present and future)
  • Options (chosen by the group)

 

The course will give you the chance to study more in-depth some topics that describe modern France as well as other French-speaking countries. You will develop further confidence using French grammar and will develop your fluency to use the language in more complex situations. This will help you to maintain more fluent conversations with French speakers.

 

ADVANCED FRENCH (Thursdays)

This language course is for those individuals who have completed at least 5 years of language study or have experience of A Level study (or equivalent qualification). A good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is essential.


During the course you will develop the ability to use and understand the language with a good degree of fluency and confidence. Grammar will be an integral part of the course in order to help you to achieve that. There will be some flexibility in the choice of topics to be studied, and your personal interests will be taken into account when deciding the course content. These are some topics you will study, which will help you to gain more specific vocabulary, expressions and complex structures.

• Aspects of the history, art, music and/or geography of France and French-speaking countries
• Customs and traditions in the French-speaking world
• The study of a film
• Problem Solving Situations whilst abroad
• Options (chosen by the group)

You will develop a greater in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of France and other French-speaking countries.

 

 

All classes:

Start week commencing 24th September 2018.

Start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm.

Last for 24 weeks.

Cost £195.

Call 01709 300700 to enrol or visit our TR Sports Reception Monday-Friday after 5.00pm.

If you require any guidance selecting the right level class, come along to one of our enrolment evenings on 11th, 13th and 18th September 2018, 5.00-7.00pm, at the TR Sports Reception.

 

Call 01709 300700 for more information or to enrol, or download the following information sheet:

 

 Language Classes at TRC.pdf