Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This course aims to provide you with enough knowledge and confidence to be able to hold a basic conversation and to manipulate the language when finding yourself in situations where French is used. The course will aim to provide you with the skills to be able to read and understand basic texts as well as write your own ones. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in the language.
The course is mainly taught in French from the start to build your confidence as you get the opportunity to use what you have been learning and to practise your pronunciation. The four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are developed in the classroom through various activities (not limited to, but including, role plays, translations, comprehension activities), as well as through homework given every week. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
No previous knowledge is required for joining French Beginners 1. You can progress on to French Beginners 2 at SOAS Language Centre.
Course materials will be provided by the tutor with recommendations and access to various online resources.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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