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French

Generally, French modules are year-long and run over 2 teaching blocks. However, additionally, a new beginners course starts in January. Higher level students can enrol on the second part of the more advanced year-long modules.

Our French courses follow the blended learning approach; which consists of a combination of face-to-face classes and online/virtual classes. During the first half of each teaching block, students will attend traditional classes at Kingston University and the second half will be online real time interactive (virtual) classes with the language tutor.

At the end of the teaching block (semester) there will be two assessments: Reading and Writing and an Oral Assessment.

French courses offered

French Complete Beginners (starting in January)

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

Day and time: 

  • Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00pm

French Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is aimed at learners who have studied French for 3 months. Students will join the second part of the French complete beginners course that started in October.

This course will provide students with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters and to further their awareness of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

Days/times:

  • Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm or Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

French Near Beginners (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is for learners who have studied French for 6 months. Students will join the second part of the French Near Beginners course that started in October. The aim of this module to equip students with further linguistic skills to enable them to communicate in a number of familiar work and social situations and respond accordingly; to broaden the student's awareness of aspects of the foreign culture.

Day and time:

Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

French Elementary (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is for learners who have the equivalent of level A2.1 of the CEFR or studied French for 15 months. Students will join the second part of the French Elementary course. This module aims to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing French. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired previously. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop learners' understanding of the society and culture of the Francophile world.

Day and time:

Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm 

French Intermediate (Part 2 of year-long course)

This course is for students who have the equivalent of level B1.1 of the CEFR or 21 months of language learning. Students will join the second part of the French Intermediate course that started in October. It will consolidate and develop existing linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary, be able to use more complex structures and become more aware of register and also consolidate and deepen their awareness of aspects of the foreign culture. Students will gain confidence and ability in oral communication through guided discussion, and individual and group presentations.

Day and time:

Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Duration and fees

    Duration:
  • 10 weeks.

Term dates:

  • Week commencing 14 January 2019 to week commencing 25 March 2019. No lessons in week commencing 11 February 2019 (10 weeks).

Venue:

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University.

Course fees:

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to pay £28.00 at the time of enrolment for the course book and teaching materials).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters. Course fees include textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: fassshortcourse-info@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk

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