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  • Kingston Language Scheme

French (online and face-to face classes)

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 the 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 there will be two assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note KLS assessments cannot be re-schedule.

French courses offered

French Beginners

Semester-long – January start

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give students 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.

  • Days/times: Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

French Beginners (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 3 months prior language knowledge

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 2019. This module 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: Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

French Near Beginners (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 6 months prior language knowledge

This course is aimed to provide students who have studied French for 6 months. Students will join the second part of the French Near Beginners module that started in October 2019. 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.

  • Days/times: Tuesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

French Elementary (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 15 months prior language knowledge

This course is for students 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 Near beginners course that started in October 2019. 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 in previously. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop students' understanding of the society and culture of the Francophile world.

  • Days/times: Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

French Intermediate (Part 2)

Part 2 of year-long course – 2 years prior language knowledge

This course is for students who have the equivalent of level B1.1 of the CEFR or 2 years of language learning. 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.

  • Days/times: Tuesdays 6.00 – 8.00pm
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Duration and fees

Duration

  •  10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 13 January 2020 to week commencing 23 March 2020. No lessons in week commencing 10 February 2020 (10 weeks).

Venue

  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University

Course fees

  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters. Course fees include digital textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University students: free. For French & Spanish courses you will be required to pay £28.00 at the time of enrolment for the digital course book and teaching materials, for the rest of the languages you will purchase the textbook directly.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters. 
  • 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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