French Language Course (Intermediate Level)

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Description

Are you an enterprising teacher? Are you a curious student? This course is for you!

The French Language and Culture course will give you the chance to experience the proper French language and to dive into French culture, beyond academic versions or stereotypes.

The course will bring a gust of fresh air to your profession: by stepping into a student’s shoes, you will observe new methods and critically reassess your professional attitudes.

You will have the opportunity to attend language courses and seminars about French culture. The former includes 20 hours of morning sessions tailored to your language competencies and needs: you can start your exploration with us if you are a beginner or you can dig deeper into the most problematic and interesting issues if your level is more advanced. In the afternoon, you will take part in cultural activities, guided tours, and excursions about French Culture.

By the end of this course, you will have expanded your knowledge about the French language and culture by observing and absorbing authentic communication practices, supported by local professional tutors.

Your school kit will be enriched with new tools to teach: you will be able to reflect on your profession in a more critical, productive, and enthusiastic way, compare different learning and teaching practices, and choose the one that best fits your inclinations.

Concept by: David Baroni

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Improve their fluency and accuracy in French;
  • Become more comfortable with teaching in French to non-native French speakers;
  • Learn about the French culture;
  • Acquire direct experience of learning activities that involve the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in their classrooms.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Day 2 – Improving your French language skills

  • French grammar and conversation.

Day 3 – Continued

  • French grammar and conversation.

Day 4 – Continued

  • French grammar and conversation.

Day 5 – Refining your French language skills

  • French grammar and conversation.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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