French: Level Four (Grammar)

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Miss Florence Niclot TW3 6.01D and Miss Stephanie Beltrando TW3.6.01


  • 150- 200 hours including self study (16+), good GCSE or four/five years at school level. Admission to the course upon completion of online level test and tutor’s approval during needs analysis.
  • Although you understand or speak the language you need to revise your grammar to help you understand more of the language
  • This level is suitable for people who never really studied French in a grammatical manner and want to improve in that skill.

Course content

Course Aims: To establish the grammar awareness required to promote and facilitate further study of French. To bring students to Level B2-C1 of CEFR. Communicative Content: Not applicable. Strutural Content: Revision of the basics of French grammar. The function of the noun phrase, in more depth. Determiners. Articles. Verbs, tenses (revision, present, past future, conditional). In depth study of the subjunctive, present, past imperfect. The structure of sentences. Adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. Any grammatical point needed by individual students and/by the group as a whole.


8 hours of classes in the MT. 11 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.

This is a 20 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.

Indicative reading

Course pack to be distributed by the teacher. BLED,CONJUGAISON, Hachette. FRENCH GRAMMAR, Shaum's. ATELIER GRAMMAIRE, Hachette. MODERN FRENCH GRAMMAR, Routledge. GRAMMAIRE PROGRESSIVE DU FRANCAIS VOL 2,3, Clé International. LES DIFFICULTES DE LA GRAMMAIRE FRANÇAISE, Clé International.


Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT, LT and ST.
Oral examination (30%) and in class assessment (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: Unavailable

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

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