French Improvers


The sessions provide a fun, interesting and relaxed learning environment, where you will be encouraged to participate. During the sessions, many of the activities require you to work in pairs and small groups, using French with the aid of
materials to support you.

The course will be loosely based on a textbook, details of which you will receive at the start of the course. You are asked to bring pens and paper to each session. Doing extra work at home will help to strengthen your language skills. Homework will be issued during the course but is recommended rather than compulsory.

You will move on from relying on set phrases and learn how to form your own sentences. The course will cover topics such as:

  • Talking about places and what there is to do there
  • Describing houses and holiday accommodation
  • Discussing past events and holidays
  • Talking about work and your daily routine
  • Giving opinions and making comparisons

Your tutor may cover other topics to meet the needs of your group.

You will have lots of opportunities for practising speaking and listening through roleplay, pair and group work. We will also look at grammar to help you with structuring your own sentences.

The course is for those who already have some knowledge of the language (approximately equal to 1-2 years of learning). The emphasis will be on speaking and using the language with some grammar.


Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.

Course length

Each term lasts 11 weeks.


You will be expected to attend every
week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.

You may wish to carry onto French Intermediate or to try a different language such as German, Italian or Spanish.

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