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French - Intermediate

Course code: LPAV103P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Monday

Course date:

13th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

The French Intermediate B course encourages participants to narrate a past experience, to describe past and future events with a chronology applying time indicators, to present a place with its facilities, architecture, economy and history, to draw a portrait of famous characters, to advise on towns and sites to visit, to comment on reportages, documentaries.

We use French web pages for information and conversation. Participants extend their knowledge of numbers to thousands and millions, and use proportions and percentages. A book will be recommended, magazine articles, audio tracks and videos extracts provided.

Participants will build short narratives with greater confidence, relate events. They will narrate and give their opinion about how things used to be, contribute to a book and a film review, plan activities, discuss past innovations. It means for tenses that they will review the present tense, the near future, the perfect and the imperfect past tenses, and apply progressively the pluperfect, the conditional and the Future.

Please note due to half term there will be no teaching on 17th February 2025.

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 - Intermediate C
Entry criteria
This course is designed for students who studied the French Intermediate Course A or French for about two academic years and speak at the present tense with the knowledge of two past tenses as well. Students should be able from the start to describe their weekly routine, to talk about their habits and their hobbies, analyse characters, provide opinions and express thoughts. The standard of entry approximates to Level A2-B1 in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the standard of the course is equivalent to a consolidated B1 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
A text book is used to accompany the course but it is optional to buy this (average cost £20 - £25). The text book Access French 2, Author Bernard Grosz, published by Routledge, will support your learning for about two years. 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
Learning activities will mainly be organised in pair work/small groups. Homework every week will be based on a summary sheet of the lesson for you to review in your own time. There will be no formal examination.

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.