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French Level 1, Part 2 (Medical and Humanitarian Professions)

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Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 24 January 2024 To: 27 March 2024

Course overview

By studying French for Medical and Humanitarian Professions Level 1, you will have a basic factual knowledge, grammatical base, and range of both general French vocabulary and specific medical and health-related vocabulary; understand and use familiar everyday expressions and common medical vocabulary in predictable situations; be able to produce short, simple texts, e.g. writing a letter asking for work experience; be able to read, assess and analyse short, simple texts related to the medical field; and have basic intercultural awareness to understand simple references to the most common aspects of the culture, everyday life and current issues in the country/countries where people speak French, emphasising on the needs of the medical and humanitarian fields.

What does this course cover?


  • Lifestyle and Healthy Life
  • Eating and food
  • Life in hospital (2)
  • Symptoms, medical conditions and illnesses
  • The family
  • Medicines / Medications
  • Physical & personality traits
  • Clinical family history
  • Traditional medicine


  • Expressing intentions and preferences
  • Describing symptoms, physical conditions and states of mind
  • Making a diagnosis & giving advice
  • Expressing obligation and need
  • Talking about past recent actions
  • Giving instructions
  • Explaining procedures to follow at the doctor's surgery
  • Expressing plans
  • Making purchases at the chemist's
  • Talking about family members & clinical family history
  • Describing physical appearance and personality traits


  • Preposition to locate
  • Singular & plural
  • Quantities
  • Questions où, quand, quel, est-ce que, qu’est-ce que
  • Imperative mood
  • Present tense of faire and aller
  • Near future
  • Present tense of prendre, lire, écrire and jouer
  • Gender of nouns
  • Pronominal verbs
  • Partitive articles
  • Present tense of ‘boire, acheter, manger, pouvoir, connaitre, vouloir, savoir’
  • Past tense (Passé Composé) with avoir and être
  • Time indicators (1)

What will I achieve?

You will acquire basic language skills and achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

After completing all three parts of this course, students should be ready to join a French for Medical and Humanitarian Professions Level 2 course at the King’s Language Centre.


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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