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Expand your knowledge of contemporary France and Belgium while developing your French vocabulary and pronunciation.
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Learn to talk about places and environments from the people who live there
On this four-week course, you’ll meet six people who will guide your learning journey. You’ll start exploring the French-speaking world with Lionel and Peggy who live in la Touraine, the area around the city of Tours in central France. They’ll show you their homes, describe their region and city, talk about their lifestyles, and how these are influenced by their immediate surroundings.
You’ll focus on the language and vocabulary they use to introduce themselves, listening to how they describe places and environments, drawing on what you hear to improve your own use of the language.
Gain the skills to understand and communicate effectively in French
Through a range of insightful videos and audio clips, you’ll become more familiar with features of French pronunciation. You’ll revise several basic language points, including gender, number, and articles, and revisit the use of prepositions of place (à, dans and près de) and the pronoun y. You’ll also recap how to describe a location using the present tense.
Improve your reading and understanding of the French language
This course will give you the opportunity to learn more about the French-speaking regions you are interested in. By reading a variety of source materials in French, you will improve your linguistic skills while also building on your cultural knowledge of France and the French-speaking world.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to understand information about different places, and impress friends, family, and colleagues by speaking or writing about French-speaking regions in more detail, explaining what you think about them.
- Introducing yourself and where you live
- Saying where a place is situated
- Describing places – cities, towns. villages and regions
- Explaining advantages and disadvantages of rural and urban living
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those with a good basic knowledge of French (fully at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference ‘Elementary’) who want to improve their French language skills and deepen their knowledge of French culture.