French: Level Three (Fast Track)
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Ms Patricia Gaudron CMK.C804, Miss Marcelle Morabo CMK.C804 and Mr Halim Benzine CMK.C804
This level is suitable for students who learnt French for some time (a few years) a long time ago (secondary school). A good foundation in the target language. Students express themselves with confidence or at least are willing to try. This level can also be taken by GCSE students.
- Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and people they know.
- Speak about what they study, and be able to function within a range of basic activities relating to work, study or time spent in the country.
- Write short, simple greetings.
- Fill in forms with personal details, basic communication in e-mails, or short descriptions or paragraphs relating to an area of interest in the Social Sciences.
- Recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning self, family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
- Understand short excerpts from current affairs, programmes or news items on TV and Radio.
- Understand the gist of and some details of original text extracts, for example on notices, posters, in newspapers, adverts and on the web, and in simple articles relating to the Social Sciences.
- Admission to the course upon completion of online level test and tutor’s approval during needs analysis.
- For students who are able to interact in a variety of familiar contexts without major difficulties but who do need to review and consolidate their French.
SPEAKING AND SPOKEN INTERACTION:
- Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent work.
- Produce talks on simple topics relating to the Social Sciences.
- Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and express opinions in discussion of familiar topics.
- Write short simple notes, messages and e-mails relating to matters in areas of immediate need or paragraphs or short essays in areas of interest relating to the Social Sciences.
- Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related not only to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. personal and familiar information, shopping, local geography, and employment), but also to topic areas relating to the Social Sciences.
- Read short and simple texts related to news and current issues, find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables, and understand items of both personal and professional written communication e.g. Email and web-based material + social science related articles.
To bring students to level B1 of CEFR.
- To introduce oneself, talk about opinions, beliefs, political views.
- Talk about daily activities.
- Make an appointment, reschedule, accept, refuse.
- Give your opinion and justify it.
- Talk about a past event, past experiences…Take/ give advice and make/respond to suggestions.
- Future plans and projects. Express a wish, a will.Express doubt, certainty, possibility.
- Express cause, consequence, obligation, aim.
- Consolidation of major grammatical points (direct, indirect pronouns y & en…).
- Perfect, past tenses, conditional.
- Present tense irregular verbs consolidation.
- Question formation with a wide range of tenses.
- Adjectives, place, agreement. Express duration (depuis, pendant, pour).
- Use of relative pronouns (qui/que, ce qui/ce que).
12 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of classes in the LT. 8 hours of classes in the ST.
This is a 40 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.
The students will be required to complete weekly language exercises.
- Robert Menand, Annie Berthet, et Véronique Kirizian, Taxi! Méthode de français 2, Hachette 2003, ISBN 9782011552372.
- A study pack, provided by LSE. A dictionary and a grammar book as recommended by your teacher
Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT, LT and ST.
Oral examination (30%) in the LT and ST.
In class assessment (20%) in the LT.
Department: Language Studies
Total students 2012/13: 39
Average class size 2012/13: 13
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills