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French, A Level
You will develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is native.
Why would you do this course as an adult?
Getting an A-level in French will give you a qualification recognised by employers as well as Universities. It covers a wide spread of skills such as listening, reading, writing, and speaking as well as varied topics relevant to adults such as immigration, diversity, cultural heritage, cinema, literature...etc. You will develop your understanding of French grammar and language and discover what makes French culture such a vibrant one.
What will I do on this course?
Study topics include understanding native speakers in spoken and written materials; developing your confidence in speaking, translating and essay writing while understanding cultural aspects of French-speaking society relevant today.
The 12 topics covered during the course are: La famille, La cyber-société , Le bénévolat, Le patrimoine, la musique francophone, le cinéma francophone, la diversité, les marginalisés, la criminalité, le droit de vote, les grèves and l'immigration.
You will also study a French film (ie: La Haine- Kassovitz) and a Frenchbook (ie No et Moi- DeVigan). Titles will be confirmed and agreed at the beginning of the course.
How will I be supported?
There will be three hours of teaching each week as well as weekly small group and one to one tutorials. In addition, you should be prepared to do at least three hours of reading and research outside of class each week. Delivery of the lessons will be online, with resources and extra reading posted to the shared Teams (a free download) or online classroom.
How will I be assessed?
Exams at the end of the course will assess listening and reading comprehension, translations in both languages, speaking skills and essay writing skills.
What could I do after this course?
The ability to speak more than one language is highly valued by many employers (and universities). You will also feel more confident about travelling to or working in French speaking countries and understanding their culture.
Did you know, if you are between 19 and 23, your tuition and exam fees could be free, depending on your previous qualifications and financial circumstances?
If you are over the age of 19 but don't qualify for free tuition, you can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to cover the main course fees. They are not credit based or means tested - so they will not affect your credit rating. You won't have to pay back a penny until you are earning more than £27, 295 (before tax and other deductions) a year. Contact us today to find out more about Advance Learner Loans or adult bursaries.
GCSE/O level French Grade B(6) or above, or equivalent level in French spoken and written skills which may have been acquired outside of education.
iAn interview is required for this course.
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