French Language and Culture (Intermediate B2)

This course is aimed at intermediate speakers who would like to become more confident in the use of the language as well as develop their sociocultural knowledge. The focus of the course is on language practice through a variety of relevant topics, from current affairs to literature, films, art and history but also covering appropriate intermediate language content. You will have the opportunity to interact with others and participate in discussions in topical areas, linking stretches of language to communicate effectively, increasing, at the same time, your cultural competence and awareness of the areas where the language is spoken. During this course, you will be working at levels B1+/B2 of the Common European Framework.

Important information on online learning

All language classes are delivered online using Zoom and Moodle, the University’s virtual learning environment. Here is some information on how they are structured:

• Each session is two-hours long, divided into a 90-minute live Zoom session plus a 30-minute workshop/independent learning time. The sessions take place on the same day and time every week.

• The 90-minute live sessions concentrate mainly on developing speaking and listening skills.

• The 30-minute workshop/independent learning sessions can be used for individual and small group student support with the tutor or to complete additional guided learning via Moodle, our virtual learning environment, where you will find additional activities for you to practise what you have learnt in class and to extend your knowledge. Moodle resources will also be used to develop your reading and writing skills.

• Class numbers are limited to 16 per class for a better online experience. See technical requirements below to make the most of your time online:

Language classes will continue to be interactive and collaborative, with plenty of exposure to the language and many opportunities to practise and learn with your peers. 

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Further info

Key facts

  • Cost: £260
  • Credits: 10