French - Naturally Speaking ONLINE

Course code: LPAR601P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday

23rd Sep 2021 - 30th Jun 2022

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Please note that this course is planned to be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Access details will be sent through upon course confirmation.

This course offers conversations and discussions in French on currents affairs, environmental concerns, transformations and initiatives, innovations, art and literature. The discovery of a handful of French Speaking countries is on the menu with the analysis of their natural environment, culture and history.

This course will associate a day-to-day language, including some colloquial expressions, with a formal, legal and scientist vocabulary.

Articles read, online data, questionnaires, interviews, videos and films extracts watched, reportages, and even songs will be the basis of the discussions taking place.

Interpretation, summaries, short presentations with questions help to extend the range of vocabulary and tenses understood and applied.

There will be five past tenses reviewed in reading comprehension and dialogues in addition to the conditional and the subjunctive tense.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

To enable you to enjoy the best online learning experience, you will require a suitable device such as laptop, or tablet. A mobile phone is not ideal for learning this way. Please email for further details oal.southandeast@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 28/10/2021, 23/12/2021, 30/12/2021, 24/02/2022, 14/04/2022, 21/04/2022 and 02/06/2022

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.

It is a path to fluency in French.
The knowledge of three past tenses is required (the perfect past tense (he went / she did), the imperfect past tense (he was going/ He used to go / she was doing/ she used to do) and the pluperfect (he had gone/ she had done) in addition to notions of the conditional (for politeness and the expression of wishes, dreams, suppositions and doubts).
A Higher Intermediates course achieved or a sixth form level, or else routine experience of the language, meet the entry requirement.


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 2021 prior to starting the course.
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.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £264.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £289.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £25.00

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.
As this is a not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.
For example:
Observation/Demonstration
Self-assessment
Question & answer/reading
Practical exercises
1:1 tutor support