This 10-week course will comprise a 90-minute live, teaching session on MS Teams, a pre-class video and supplementary weekly resources.
About this Event
French Level 4 MONDAY 19:00 - 20:30 for 10 weeks Course Dates: Monday 18, 25 January; 1, 8, 15, 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22 March 2021 Course Delivery: This is a blended learning class which will consist of a weekly 90 minute online class together with supporting resources. These resources will include a 5-10 minute preparation video, focussing on a relevant language teaching point to the upcoming class and 30 minutes of online exercises to follow up on teaching in the online class. You will be expected to watch the video and complete the online exercises ahead of each weekly class. Online classes will be delivered using Microsoft Teams and will be limited to a maximum of 20 students. These classes are being designed to be interactive and engaging. Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 4 course should either have completed level 3, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 4 is to build upon a solid beginner’s knowledge of the language and improve their ability to express themselves, constructing more complex sentences making use of new grammatical points such as the past tense. Students will also enhance their cultural awareness through class discussion. Topics: 1.Free time and hobbies (description & opinions) 2. Hobbies (description & opinions) 3. The working life (daily routine / description & opinions / working in France) 4. Last weekend, I did… (past tense manipulation) 5. Last time, I did… (more manipulation with the passé composé) 6. My past (description in the past, talking about something is done) 7. I went on holidays (past tense – describing and opinions about placed they visited) 8. Request and complaints (ask questions, inquiries – present and past tenses) 9. My future plans (Christmas, next year, - future tense) 10. Dreams & wishes (conditional tense) Suggested Grammar Coverage: Students should be provided with an expanding grammatical base which allow them to construct independent sentences and phrases. Past tense and simple future will be covered. Learning outcomes: Students will aim to improve their spoken expression and vocabulary in the main topic areas sharing and defending opinions as well as voicing disagreement. Students will improve their descriptive competence, learning to give more detailed accounts of past events. Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary to observe and discuss cultural difference. FAQs Is there a minimum age to register for a Language Centre course? You must be over 16 to attend any Language Centre course. What are the course fees? There are different fees depending on registration type. All course fees are payable on enrolment. --Student fee: £20.00 --Staff fee: £20.00 --General Public: £88.00 Are these courses accredited? A Queen's Certificate will be awarded to all students who attend regularly. A minimum of 70% attendance is required for certification. In addition any current Queen's student can apply for Degree Plus accreditation. Degree Plus enables students to gain recognition from Queen’s for completing extra-curricular work related learning alongside their degree. Most students gain Degree Plus by completing a Provider Verified Activity (Formerly Route A). It is also possible to gain recognition for more than one student led activity by submitting a Combined Experience Application (Formerly Route B). Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this! For further information please see , Degree Plus . How often do I attend? Classes, which usually last 1.5 hours, are held weekly, as far as possible outside normal university teaching hours (e.g. late afternoon, early evening, some are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon) and run for 10 weeks starting in October and again in February. You will also be expected to complete homework ahead of class. Is my registration fee transferrable? Yes, if you feel after your first class that the level of language is too high/low, you can transfer to another class, provided that there is available space. What's the refund policy?
All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing. Refunds are paid as follows:
Semester 2 (Please note EVENTBRITE will charge 6% administration fee on all refunds)
Before (and including) 7 January – full refund (less 6% administration fee to Eventbrite)
8 January to 14 January (inclusive) – 50% refund (less 6% administration fee for Eventbrite)
No refunds available from 15 January (less 6% administration fee for Eventbrite)
All requests for refunds need to be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion. All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.
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