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Learn French for Global Communication: Level 1

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Course Features

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Duration

10 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This microcredential will teach you how to communicate in everyday French, allowing you to travel and work in France.

This course is equivalent to A1 Basic User Breakthrough of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You'll be given a thorough introduction to workplace French.

You'll be taught the basics of spoken and written French alongside top language experts at King's College London's Modern Language Centre.

King's multilingual learning staff is available via a weekly webinar of 50 minutes in small groups. This allows you to receive practical support and ask questions to tutors and other students.

A syllabus that is based on grammatical progression will be followed. It will include a variety of vocabulary used in everyday situations like ordering coffee or saying hello.

In this course, you will learn to speak, read and write French in a variety of situations and contexts. You will also be taught common phrases and vocab to aid in learning the language.

A syllabus that is based on grammatical progression will be followed. It will include a variety of vocabulary used in everyday situations like ordering coffee, greeting people and asking for clarification or repetition.

You will also learn French throughout the course. This will allow you to expand your knowledge in other fields and gain an understanding of the culture and society of French-speaking countries.

Additionally, you will acquire the language skills and knowledge necessary to be an independent learner of French.

After learning French, you will engage in interactive activities like group discussions and quizzes.

You will learn about greetings, personal information, and basic interactions. By the end you will be able read and understand simple texts and be able speak with your fellow students.

The Modern Language Centre offers expert language tuition in London's heart to students as well as to the local residential and professional community.

The course will be completed with a certificate in beginner's French.

French is ranked second by the Association of University Language Centres in the UK, (AULC), and the University Council of Modern Languages, (UCML).

The British Council also clarified that French is the third most important language because the global population of French-speaking people was steadily growing.

Lane reported in 2019 that French was fifth in world language usage, with 29 countries and 10 dependent entities using it as an official language.

It is estimated that around 275 million people speak French on five continents. This makes it a very popular language to learn.

Bilingualism can make you more employable. Indeed, an employment website, found that French was the second most sought-after language by potential employers in all industries in 2019.

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Prerequisites/Requirements

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You do not need to have any prior knowledge of French to take this course

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As the course is at masters level, you do need to declare that you have an undergraduate degree

What You Will Learn

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Have a basic factual knowledge base and range of vocabulary

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Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and high

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Frequency vocabulary in predictable situation

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Produce short, simple texts, eg writing a postcard

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Have basic intercultural awareness to enable them to understand simple references to the most common aspects of the culture, everyday life and current issues in the country/countries where French is spoken

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Be able to read, assess and analyse short, simple texts, and engage in evaluative thinking using given criteria

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Objectively compare some aspects of the new culture to their own using the tools of intercultural learning

Target Students

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This microcredential is aimed at graduate professionals with no prior knowledge of studying French

Course Instructors

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Jerome Bertherat

Instructor

Native French speaker. Graduated from the Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (France) with an MA in International Trade and Modern Languages. I have 20 years of experience in teaching French.
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Cyril Bastanès

Instructor

Cyril has 9 years of experience in teaching French and joined King's College London in 2018, where he is teaching assessed language modules as well as Postgraduate-only classes.
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