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French - Developing Conversational Fluency - Online

Course code: LPAR112P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

24th Sept 2024 - 3rd Dec 2024

Course location:

Online

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

You have been on a journey of learning that has taken you through the basics of the language. Now is the time to really expand that base with a fluency course. You have the opportunity to present stories, to comment on artistic representations of your choice, to analyse past events and enigmas with suppositions, and to contribute to debates.
You will inspire these courses as this is all about taking a topic you want to work collectively with and unfolding and expanding it so that you begin to feel like you are becoming immersed in your discussions and thoughts. Using a wide range of tenses, you will narrate stories and tales, revive an era, constructively criticise photos and paintings, participate into a film or a book review, reveal creative and cultural activities in a town or region, reflect on changes in society. This is about practising in a safe environment to help you on your further engagement with the language and the culture.

Please note due to half term there will be no teaching on 29th October 2024.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
French - Developing Conversational Fluency B
Entry criteria
This is a course for those who will already be able to talk fairly confidently in the present, past, future and conditional tenses. You may understand references to the subjunctive mood although you may not be confident in using it. There are no formal entry requirements however this is a course for those who have already studied the language at a language school for three to four years or followed a course for at least 200 hours. The standard of this course approximates to Level B2 in terms of the Common European Framework, leading progressively to a C1 level.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
You may like to buy a small dictionary. Your tutor will be able to advise you at the first session.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £192.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £217.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £121.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
Learning activities will include individual, pair, small group and whole class work. You will listen to the spoken word through conversation activities, CDs and DVDs, practise speaking, play games, read more complex texts and write accounts. This is not an accredited course so there will be no formal examination. However, your tutor will ask you to complete informal assessment exercises and will give you feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.