French

Vocational qualification

In Darlington

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Darlington

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

A thematic approach is taken to language teaching and we cover topics such as education, leisure and tourism, immigration, the media and the environment. Much of the teaching is done in French. A variety of teaching methods are employed, using listening, DVD, satellite and ICT facilities in our virtual language labs. Two French Assistants work with small groups to improve oral skills.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Darlington (Durham)
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Vane Terrace, DL3 7AU

Starts

On request

To take into account

A grade C or above in French at GCSE. Students should also meet the general college entry requirements for advanced level study. Please see the current Prospectus- Advanced Programmes, entry requirements.

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Course programme

French

GCE Advanced Level AS/A2

Course Content Unit 1 : Oral - General and Topic-based Conversation : 15 mins

Unit 2 : Listening, Reading & Writing : 21/2 hours

Unit 3 : Oral - Structured discussion and Oral presentation and discussion : 20 mins

Unit 4 : Language - Listening, Reading & Translation, Writing : 3 hours

How it is Taught
A thematic approach is taken to language teaching and we cover topics such as education, leisure and tourism, immigration, the media and the environment. Much of the teaching is done in French.

A variety of teaching methods are employed, using listening, DVD, satellite and ICT facilities in our virtual language labs.

Two French Assistants work with small groups to improve oral skills.

Examination Details
Units 1 and 2 can be taken at the end of the first year to receive an AS qualification. However, due to the nature of language learning, some students benefit from re-taking their AS unit 2 in January or the summer of the second year.

Units 3 and 4 are taken in the summer of the second year.

Useful/Common Subject Combinations
French goes well with any subject combination as it is the perfect way to broaden the skills portfolio. It is a popular choice with other languages, Law, Travel & Tourism, Business and Arts subjects.

Careers and HE Information
Modern Languages graduates have some of the lowest unemployment rates and are highly sought after by large companies. They also earn, on average, 8% more than other graduates! Our students realise this, and many continue studying a language at university - often with subjects like International Business or Law. Our students choose a wide variety of universities, but all comment on how well prepared they feel when they start their languages course.


French

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