Groups of 10 maximum.
French DELF /DALF courses:
Prepare for the internationally recognised DELF examinations (Diplôme d’études en langue française)to be taken at the French Institute in Edinburgh. Examination fees are separate.
This is the foremost qualification in French as a Foreign Language with international recognition. It is awarded by the French Ministry of Education and is a means towards study abroad and better employment prospects.
- Beginners’ level DELF A1: On completing this level you should be:
• able to understand and use a basic range of everyday
expressions relating to personal details and needs,
• able to understand and use a few grammatical structures,
• familiar with the sound and writing systems of the language,
• aware of how to address people both formally and
informally as appropriate.
DELF A2, B1, B2 DALF C1, C2
Practice of the 4 aspects of the examination: writing production, aural comprehension, spoken production, reading skills.
• Good level of spoken and written French required. (post Higher / A level)
• Description: This course is aimed at advanced students who wish to further their skills and knowledge of oral and written French at a higher level and who also wish to share and expand their knowledge of contemporary France. Activities in class are adapted to the interests and needs of participants: a) Debates on current affairs based on a dossier of French newspapers articles b) Listening comprehension based on recorded exerpts c) Translation/interpreting tasks based on literary exerpts relating to the dossier topic d) Exploration of aspects relating to history, art, literature and "la bande dessinée".
• Activities in class mainly focus on oral/aural work; those done at home focus on written skills providing the opportunity for individual feedback.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level C1+/C2 of the Common European Framework.
• Maximum entry: 10 per group
Intensive immersion French crash-course, 25 hours per week, 1 week.
Open to beginners or post-beginners in French. Other levels by arrangement.
You will cover survival French required for visits to France or a country where French is the official language, or when you want to make contact and communicate with the population.
This course is aimed at people all those who want to develop their language skills and cultural knowledge, people who are buying property overseas, spouses of French-speaking nationals, people about to set off to France or other French speaking country, culture enthusiasts.
The course runs from 9.00am to 3.45 Monday to Friday, and is our most intensive programme (a total of 25 hours per week). In addition to the small group tuition, each day includes a lesson with two native speakers present, allowing informal conversation in informal surroundings. The course includes one working lunch at the French restaurant, where you continue to practise in a near total immersion context, and a multi-media lesson using online materials. This course creates a miniature French environment and is highly enjoyable and effective. Lunch is paid separately by the individual
Place: at the Tayside Language Centre or your work-place.
9-10am vocabulary building and conversation practice
10.15 to 11.15 grammar awareness practice
11.15 to 11.30 break
11.30 to 12.30 writing skills development and conversation practice
12.30 to 1.30 lunch break
1.30 to 2.30 cultural awareness and conversation practice with 2 tutors
2.30 to 2.45 break
2.45 to 3.45 Reading and conversation practice, multi-media exercises.
3.45 end of day.