French Beginners - Part 1
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Victoria House 30-Sep-19 02-Dec-19 Monday 18.30 - 20.30 £144 £57

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is for complete beginners or for people who wish to brush up their school French. You will learn how to ask for and give basic information and also have conversations in a variety of settings whilst visiting French-speaking countries.

Learning is through tutor presentation, role plays and practice, with the emphasis on speaking. You will be able to work on your own, in pairs, or small groups and there will be opportunities to work at your own pace, with extra homework activities if required. 

Please note that this is a three part course.

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019. 

[Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city]

What topics will I study?

  • Pronunciation introduction
  • Numbers 1 – 100
  • Giving personal information about names and addresses
  • Giving basic information about colleagues, friends and relatives
  • Talk about jobs, age, marital status
  • Getting something to eat and drink in a bar
  • Obtaining something to eat in a restaurant
  • Understanding menus
  • Food vocabulary
  • Learning about currency.

What are the entry requirements?

None – the course is for beginners. Please note that Part 2 and 3 are continuation courses and therefore suitable for people who have done some French.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

There is an intermediate French Course available. 

Are there any additional costs?

If learners wish to purchase a textbook, grammar resource or dictionary to help with home study, your lecturer can advise you when you come to class.

What do our students think?

Good organisation of the lessons, nice atmosphere in the class.”

The pace and the fact that it was more verbal than written”

A friendly environment in which to learn. Able to ask questions and fully participate. Good to have ‘homework’ to keep focused between classes.”

Sensible pace. Plenty of practice with speaking language.”

Very enjoyable – many thanks!”

I can’t wait for part 2!”

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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