French Improvers, NOCN Award
OverviewThis course is aimed at learners who have completed the 'French Beginners' course, or those who have already acquired a basic knowledge of the language and are able to communicate using the present tense. Learners need to bring the following to the first class: a pen, paper and folder (for handouts). A good student's bilingual dictionary and grammar/ verb book are also recommended but not essential.
On enrolment learners will be given the option to either work towards a nationally recognised qualification (NOCN Award in Language Skills), or take the course solely for leisure purposes. The NOCN Award in Language Skills is based around a collation of work in a portfolio and does not consist of a formal examination.
Learners will gain further confidence, developing their language communication skills and vocabulary in a range of real life situations. The language skills for everyday situations will be consolidated and expanded.
Learners will cover the following topics during the course;
- Travel and tourism
- Buying clothes
- Describing lost property
- Plans for the future
- Daily routine
- Going to the doctors
- Holiday plans
Grammar will include the use of past and future tenses, as well as the present tense. Structures will be expanded, using adverbs and adjectives, to enable learners to express themselves more accurately.
All main language skills speaking, listening, reading and writing will be developed, with a particular emphasis on speaking. These will be practised in a variety of classroom activities including work in pairs and groups, the use of CDs and intercative media, videos and computers, reading books and brochures and writing notes.
*PLEASE NOTE- This course running is subject to receiving a minimum of 8 enrolments. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified 3 days prior to the start of the course and are entitled to claim for a full refund of their course fees.
ProgressionLearners can progress to Intermediate French courses and/or Level 2 French (e.g. Higher Level) The tutor will be able to give advice on the correct path of progression for the individual.
AssessmentProgress on this course will be tested through question and answer, handouts, informal tests/quizzes, lecturer feedback, observation and marked written work.NOCN learners will be assessed on their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Entry RequirementsLearners need to have studied French part-time for a minimum of 1 year or equivalent and be able to communicate at a simple level using the present tense.
QualificationsThose learners choosing to take the qualification option, who are successful, will receive the NOCN Award in Language Skills.
Home StudyThere will be a small amount of set homework each week. However, learners are recommended to continue their studies at home using the internet, CDs, books and the media. Ideas for home study are discussed frequently and learners are encouraged to share study strategies and keep in touch with each other outside the classroom. NOCN learners are expected to do 2 hours of homework each week and keep a log of activities.
Work PlacementLearners do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
Additional CostsLearners will need to buy a course book and an activity book and this will be discussed at the first class. NOCN learners will be expected to pay an examination fee of 25.00.
|Code||Location||Start||End||Times||Day||Duration||Cost (Year 1)|
|99098 121301||Newbury College||25/09/2012||11/06/2013||19:00 to 21:00||Tuesday||30 Weeks||£536.00|
|99098 121302||Newbury College||25/09/2012||11/06/2013||19:00 to 21:00||Tuesday||30 Weeks||£510.00|