French - Beginners (Part 3)
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About this course

This course  is designed for beginners who have completed the Beginners (Part 1) and (Part 2)  courses or for those who know only a few words of French.

It provides the ideal reinforcement to conversational French, based on the basic situations covered in Part 1 and 2, and is suitable for those wanting to learn for fun or continue to the next level. Principal activities will be based on listening and speaking but there will also be a few reading and writing activities.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with basic speaking and listening skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will increase your confidence to 'have a go' when you are abroad.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Use French grammar structure and verb tense in different situations
  • Understand and participate in simple conversations in everyday situations
  • Demonstrate confidence in using basic expressions in French
  • Demonstrate some knowledge of the francophone culture
  • Feel inspired to continue studying the French language and culture

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Greeting and making introductions
  • Talking about yourself and family
  • Using numbers and understanding prices
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Shopping
  • Finding your way around
  • Visiting the pharmacy/doctor
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course other than to have completed Parts 1 and 2 of this course or similar.
Study, assessment and qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.
Additional costs and information

You will be asked to buy a coursebook for this course, the tutor will advise the best book to buy.


What could I do next?
You can enrol on the French Intermediate (Part 1) course next year offered in the leisure programme, full details of which can be found in the College's directory of Part Time Courses.
Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.