Classes on offer 2022 using Zoom
|Monday Evening||7.00-8.00 pm||Intermediate 1||B1||This class is designed to encourage B1 level (Intermediate) students to converse on different subjects and topics: Talking about the weather, defend your opinion, expressing order, doubt, uncertainty and possibility with a focus on current events. |
o Day-to-day life around Kilkenny and in France.
o Activities will include presentations, discussions, games, etc.
|8.15 - 9.15 pm||Les Actualités|
|B2-C1||French conversation class on current affairs and issues. French conversation class. In this class, you will be able to converse about topics related to current events drawn from French TV, newspaper or magazine, podcasts, French movies or ads etc. Emphasis on pronunciation and grammar is made when necessary.|
No textbook required for this class.
|Tuesday Morning||9.00 - 10.00 am||Beginners||A1-A2||In this class, You will learn basic French, greetings, talking about yourself and your situations and interests and moving on to using French in social and travel situations. You will also learn some of the basic tenses and vocabulary to get you started and sorted in France.||1|
|10.15-11.15am||Voyage en France||B2||this class is for B2 level students. We will discover different aspects of France (culture, history, geography, regional traditions and customs…) through the medium of several media including videos, recipes, music, films… The students will be asked to do short presentations. This class will not only improve students' oral skills but will also improve their listening skills and broaden their vocabulary.|
(No textbook required)
|Wednesday Evening||6.30 - 7.30 pm||Leaving Certificate (Higher)||A comprehensive course to cover all aspects of the Leaving Certificate including Oral work, Aural comprehension and Reading and Written Comprehension.||2|
|7.45 - 8.45 pm||Book Club |
|C1||French Literature (advanced French- C1/C2):|
We will read three books during the term:
- "Très sage Héloïse" de Jeanne Bourin (historical novel) - We will also explore medieval literature.
- "Le jour des cendres" de Jean-Christophe Grangé (thriller)
- " En attendant Bojangles" d'Olivier Bourdeaut (literary fiction)
The class will be divided in two parts:
- 10 minutes of literary and cultural news in general (new film, book prizes, etc…).
- For 50 minutes we will talk about the book and we will also discuss cultural matters associated with the book through the medium of videos, interviews, etc…
|Thursday Evening||5.45-6.45 pm||Preparation for Junior Certificate||Class specifically aimed at those doing the Junior Certificate. Help and direction to maximise a student's potential.||3|
|7.00-8.00 pm||Improve Your French||A2||In this class, you will learn to use everyday expressions and phrases and improve your speaking aimed at ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking for directions, talk about your hobbies and interest. You will also learn to tell your daily routine or tell a story using the different tenses.||6|
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can each be further divided into two levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. The following table indicates these levels. A more thorough description of each level, with criteria for listening, reading, speaking and writing, is available on the Europass Website
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