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French - Mastering Conversational Fluency

Course code: LSXV001P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 12:00

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Sept 2024 - 4th Dec 2024

Course location:

Oxford Central Library

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course is delivered at the level C1 of the European Framework for languages with the aim of reaching a C2 level. Students are expected to have a good command of the language, both written and spoken, with a practice of at least three past tenses, the conditional, the future tense and some knowledge of the subjunctive to consolidate. They will work with newspapers articles, films extracts, documentaries, literature, legal and business documents, etc.... in different areas such as Science, Art, Architecture, Ways of life, and more. 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.
In this course, students will be working on magazine articles, fragments from tv programs, radio programs, videos, book extracts, etc... related to a broad range of topics from equality, technology, environment, cinema, to personal memories or literature. Students will be able to discuss the material, provide and defend opinions, and use grammar points, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in these materials, using formal, informal and even colloquial French. This course also covers sociocultural aspects of France and of other French speaking countries.

No refreshments available, please bring your own.Free parking onsite

Please note there will be no class on 30/10/2024.

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 - Mastering Conversational Fluency B - Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
Students doing this course have a good command of the language, both written and spoken. They have previously followed a B2/C1 course or about 5 years of French, or else, a French Developing Fluency course, or have previously lived and worked in a French context, using French on a regular basis.

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 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
As this is a not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.

For example:



Question & answer/reading

Practical exercises

1:1 tutor support

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