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A-Level French at Winstanley College

Course description

Why study French at Winstanley College?

Do you enjoy learning French? Do you like the idea of communicating with French speaking people in their own language? Would you be interested in studying French at a degree level or combined with another subject such as Law, Medicine or Engineering? Yes? Then come and join Flo, a French native tutor from Perpignan. She is an enthusiastic subject specialist, very keen to share your interest for this fascinating language.

French, along with English, is the official working language of many international organisations.

French is the second most frequently used language on the internet.

French is ranked the 2nd most influential language in the world and the lingua franca of culture, including art, cuisine, dance and fashion.

The ability to speak a language is an asset highly recognised by the top universities and always sought after by employers; it raises your profile as well as developing your thinking and communication abilities. Speaking French will give you many choices later on in your studies or your career.  It will be one very useful tool in a world of globalisation.

The Course and the resources

Studying French at Winstanley will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the language, preparing you for your A- levels with valuable transferable skills for university life.  The course involves the study of four linguistic skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing with comprehensive grammar and essay writing workshops as well as vocabulary and topic based activities.  Studying French will help you to improve your research skills, present and debate arguments as well as make presentations.  Many resources and facilities are available to stimulate your interest in French.  Every week you will have the opportunity to meet our French assistant in a friendly atmosphere, to boost your oral skills.  You will be encouraged to watch the latest French films and read ‘Phosphore’ or ‘Marie Claire’.  You will also have the chance to seek an independent placement in France with Halsbury and enjoy a real immersion in the French language and culture.   University sixth form days, language conferences and film workshops at HOME in Manchester are extra options offered at Winstanley College to enhance your knowledge of French.

What will I study?

  • Social issues and trends
  • Artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • A film
  • A novel

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years