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French - Improvers

Course code: LSWW009P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 20:00

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

14th Jan 2025 - 25th Mar 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

This is the first in the follow-on courses from your Improvers A course where you will start to improve your conversation and your understanding of short dialogues and short texts and make yourself understood in a range of increasingly unpredictable everyday situations.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

During this course you will work to be able to develop a deeper understanding of the subject in applying the language in relation to certain activities examples of which are listed below

• narrate a week and various occupations present and past

• describe accommodations, houses, flats and their surroundings

• rent a means of transport or a gite, a flat

• plan for an outing, leisure activities.

• Buy clothes, shoes and equipment

The main topics are designed for those who wish to converse a little more in the language when visiting the country or in a working environment.

If you are to gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from your language class, it will be useful to spend some time working between sessions. There will usually be a small amount of homework set each week (up to an hour’s work). When homework is not set, it is still a good idea to spend about that amount of time going over what has been done in class.

Please note there will be no class on 18/02/2025.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. There are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.Parking is usually available for during the evening. If there are no spaces please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away. Please report to Reception on arrival. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.

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 – Improvers C
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements however this is a course for those who have already studied the language at school for one or two years (about 50-60 hours) or followed a French – Improvers A course, or else have spent some time in the country on holiday or business trips. You will already be able to cope with a range of simple everyday situations using the present tense and be able to recognise the past tense when you hear or read it, and you will start including it in your conversation. The standard approximates to level A2 in terms of the Common European Framework. We are committed to ensuring that you have a positive learning experience and will therefore be reviewing all our classes after the first session to ensure learners are enrolled on a course that is at the right level for them.

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
A textbook is used to accompany the course but it is optional to buy this (average cost £10). The textbook Talk French 2, The Ideal Course for Improving Your French, published by the BBC, ISBN 978-1-40667-910-6 will support your learning for at least 1 year. You may also 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
We commit ourselves to accommodate different learning styles through a variety of activities in class. There is no exam to sit and no qualification to obtain apart from a Certificate of Attendance for a specific level of language. However, the complexity of the tasks offered will evolve according to the progression of your language skills and will demonstrate your acquisition of new competences.

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.