French Intermediate Year 1, NOCN Award
OverviewThis course is aimed at learners who have completed the French Improvers course or those who have already acquired a good knowledge of the language and are able to communicate using the past and present tense. Learners need to bring the following to the first class: a pen. Paper, folder (for handouts), a French dictionary. A grammar book is optional.
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 Certificate in Language Skills is based around a collation of work in a portfolio and does not consist of a formal examination.
This course is aimed at learners who have already acquired basic language skills and structures such as the past, present and future tenses. Learners will gain further confidence, developing their language communication skills and vocabulary in a range of real life situations. They will now have the opportunity to consolidate these and expand their knowledge into a more idiomatic and fluent use of language.
The following topics will be covered on this course;
- Holidays and travel
- Everyday life
- Modern society.
Grammar will include, use and practice of the tenses mentioned above as well as the imperfect. Other key elements of fluent and confident language use, such as pronouns will also be extended. Learners should be producing more accurate language with increasing confidence.
Speaking and listening skills are practised in role play and guided dialogue, which also increases vocabulary. Unseen recorded material is also used, for improved listening skills. Reading material such as new articles and features help to increase vocabulary and understanding. Written French tasks, including letters and cards to French friends, will help to pull grammar structures and new vocabulary together.
*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 Yr 2 Intermediate French.
AssessmentProgress on this course will be tested through observation, presentation and lecturer feedback.NOCN learners will be assessed on their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Entry RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements but learners need to have studied French part-time for a minimum of 2 years or equivalent and be able to communicate with some confidence in every day situations, using the past, present and future tenses.
QualificationsThose learners choosing to take the qualification option, who are successful, will receive the NOCN Certificate 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. Details of these 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)|
|99099 121301||Newbury College||27/09/2012||13/06/2013||19:00 to 21:00||Thursday||30 Weeks||£536.00|
|99099 121302||Newbury College||27/09/2012||13/06/2013||19:00 to 21:00||Thursday||30 Weeks||£510.00|