C1 - Advanced
Length and duration of the course
30 weeks x 2 hour/session
Your current level is B2.
What you are aiming at:
You will be working on the following aspects of improving your skills:
understanding everybody you talk to
understanding enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics
understanding a wide range of lengthy texts
expressing yourself fluently and appropriately
give clear, well-structured descriptions of complex subjects.
developing an argument in well-structured speech
put together information from different sources and relate it in a coherent summary.
summarising orally long, demanding texts.
…and eventually moving on to a higher level by…
Gaining even more in confidence in listening and speaking
Extending your range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
Being able to follow more complex interactions in group discussion and debate, even on abstract and unfamiliar topics.
Being able to follow lectures, demonstrations films containing a fair amount of slang, etc with relative ease.
How will I learn?
The classroom-based course will be taught by a qualified teacher who is also a native speaker of French. Sessions focus on oral participation in group, pair as well as individual formats. Students will have plenty of opportunity to practise their oral, listening and reading skills through fun, interactive activities. Writing skills are expected to be practised in the students’ own time in the form of “take away” tasks given each week. These can be submitted to the teacher by email and will be discussed if necessary the following week in class. These homework tasks are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged to help progress.
What materials or equipment will I need?
There is no textbook for this course. Instead your teacher will provide their own material, including articles and videos from the press. Just bring a notebook and a pen.
We have Wi-Fi in the classroom so you can bring your own iPad or laptop.