This course is suitable for those who have already studied French for one term.
The course is based on a communicative approach and aims to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the foreign language. It aims to enable students to understand and use French effectively for purposes of practical communication, to develop some understanding of grammar and to offer insights into the culture of French speaking countries.
The main course book is "Voila", ISBN no. 13:978-1-473-60118-5), third edition, published in June 2014.
This course feeds into Beginners level 3 in the next term.
Véronique Fournier is a French native speaker from Brittany. She completed a Masters’ degree in Modern Languages and International Business in Nantes, and a PGCE at the University of Cambridge. She has secondary teaching experience (French and Spanish) and has taught at the Universities of Cardiff, Cambridge, and for many years at Anglia Ruskin where she used to be Head of French. She is also an examiner and does editing for Cambridge Assessment. She used to be an Item Writer for Asset Languages. Apart from teaching language skills, her areas of expertise are French politics, French history and French economics.