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Agnès Shepherd, French Tutor

French 3 (Higher Intermediate)

This course is for students confident in basic French conversation, wishing to improve their grammar and vocabulary. Students should have achieved A-level or equivalent, or spend part of the year in France. In this class we discuss a different topic each week, taken from French news, focusing on the exchange of ideas and accuracy of language in a friendly atmosphere allowing everybody to work at their own pace. We also explore cultural events and read French literature, both classic and modern.

Students will be asked to buy a novel. The tutor will provide other reading and listening material.

Time:          A: Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
                     B: Wednesdays 12.40pm – 2.10pm 
Dates:         Autumn term 2019: Monday Sept 16th – Friday Dec 13th (Half term Oct 22nd – 26th)
                     Spring term 2020: Jan 6th – April 3rd (Half term Feb 17th – 21st)
                     Summer term 2020: April 27th – May 22nd
Venue:        Gosling Room
Fees:           £138 for a 12-week term A
                     £105 for a 12-week term B
                     £46 for a 4-week summer term A
                     £35 for a 12-week term B
Tutor:          Agnès Gatineau

French 4 (Advanced)

This course is for students who are fairly fluent in French, who wish to maintain and develop their skills. Students would usually have studied French at university level or spend part of the year in France. In this class we discuss and debate complex current affairs, social issues and cultural events, focusing on extended vocabulary and accuracy of language in a friendly atmosphere, allowing everybody to work at their own pace. We also explore French literature, reading both classic and modern authors.
Students will be asked to buy a novel. Other reading and listening material will be provided by the tutor.

Time:       A: Fridays 11.00am – 1.00pm
                  B: Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Dates:      Autumn term 2019: Monday Sept 16th – Friday Dec 13th (Half term Oct 22nd – 26th )
                  Spring term 2020: Jan 6th – April 3rd (Half term Feb 17th – 21st)
                  Summer term 2020: April 27th – May 22nd
Venue:     Linden Room
Fees:        £138 for a 12-week term
                  £46 for a 4-week summer term
Tutor:      Agnès Gatineau