French: beginners part 1: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you have no, or little, knowledge of the French language and are interested in trying it out via the internet.
Learning a language has many benefits including:
– being able to communicate better abroad
– understanding another culture
– exercising your brain
The course will give you a brief introduction to the language so that you will have a few basics to help you when in a French-speaking country.
Each session will focus on a different topic, accessible to all learners.
You will be encouraged to take part in all of the activities and be able to ask questions and make comments to both your tutor and others on the course.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. There will be other learners in the virtual classroom. Your tutor will introduce the topic, encourage you to have a go at repeating and speaking the new language and give feedback and support throughout the course.
You may like to look over your notes before the next session but don’t have to as each session will cover a different topic.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course via the online sessions and give you feedback on your progress along with suggestions as to how to improve. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection. A pen and paper will also be useful for any notes you might like to make.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
The best thing that you can do after the sessions is to look over your notes. However your tutor will understand if you do not have time to do this.
About the tutor
Ruth recently joined Learn Devon as a language tutor. She has taught languages from beginners to advanced level and to all age groups. She would encourage everyone to learn even a few words in the language of the country they are travelling to.