French Lower Intermediates

French Lower Intermediates

This course is suitable for those who have already studied French for two years, or for those who have already acquired some basic linguistic skills in French.

Instruction is given in French, using visual and audio supports. The course aims to develop the skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing in French. It covers the grammar points and vocabulary which enable students to understand native French speakers and helps them communicate in practical situations.


We are aiming to cover the first six units of the course book "Vite et Bien 2", by Claire Miquel, ISBN 2090385243.

This lower intermediate level course will study content in great depth and will use supplementary materials such as PowerPoint presentations and video clips to introduce grammar and complementary cultural information.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have been given the opportunity to improve both your accuracy and your fluency in French. In particular, you will have covered topics such as:


  • Deal with setbacks, protest, customer service replies
  • Lifestyles, traditions
  • Car thefts, burglaries, drama
  • Debates, communication
  • Personality, behaviour and relationships
  • Political life and history + French institutions


You will also have covered the following main grammar points:


  • Agreement of the past participle (with “etre” and “avoir”)
  • Imperfect, perfect and present tense
  • “se sentir” + adjective
  • Changing the meaning by changing the tense
  • The passive form, “se faire” + infinitive
  • Double personal pronouns complement
  • Cause and consequence (donc, alors)
  • Verbs followed by a preposition (“à” or “de”) + infinitive
  • Indirect speech


Your Tutor

Stefania Garrone Stefania Garrone has a C2 (native speaker) qualification in French and has been teaching students for more than 20 years. She is fully qualified to teach French grammar and literature. Stefania has spent long periods in France for study and work, including postgraduate studies in Paris, scholarships, an internship in the Italian Foreign Ministry and work experience with the municipal administrations of Rennes and Tours. Stefania is also an experienced and qualified interpreter and translator.


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Thu 26/09/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 03/10/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 10/10/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 17/10/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 31/10/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 07/11/2019 18:45-20:45
Thu 14/11/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 21/11/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 28/11/2019 18:30-20:30
Thu 05/12/2019 18:30-20:30

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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