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French Level 5 (Language & Culture), Part 3

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Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 24 April 2024 To: 26 June 2024

Course overview

By studying French Language and Culture Level 5, you will be able to understand a range of spoken and written discourses in different styles: factual, journalistic and non-specialist technical with ease, be able to express yourself orally and in written form using a range of accurate vocabulary and appropriate register, stating an opinion with confidence, have refined your intercultural competence by accessing political, historical and cultural information from a variety of sources and be able to understand a range of references to main historical events and cultural aspects.

What does this course cover?

Topics may include:

  • Mai 68: socio-political significance
  • The New Wave (La Nouvelle vague): Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, Resnais, Varda and Demy
  • New trends in French cinema
  • La Francophonie, its development (presence, influence, and prestige) and its role in the 21st century

Functions may include:

  • Style and register for presentations and exposés

Grammar may include:

  • Text syntax
  • Avoiding anglicism
  • Connectors
  • Developing writing skills and frameworks (cadres d’écriture) to produce a range of non-fictional texts (book reviews, short biographies, literary summaries, opinion pieces, etc)
  • According to students´ needs: revision of grammar aspects introduced at the B1 level of the CEFR

What will I achieve?

When French Language and Culture Level 5 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of B2/C1 level of the CEFR, level 4 of the RQF.


*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.

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Places available

Full fee £250

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