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What’s it all about?

This French course aims to develop communication and grammar skills to a high level, enabling students to become competent and confident speakers of French. The A Level course covers a whole range of social, political and ethical issues, giving students insight into the cultural richness and social obstacles faced by France and French speaking countries.

A French city view.

What skills will I need to be successful?

In studying French A Level, students will learn to communicate fluently in the language both orally and in writing. Reading and listening to authentic material will enable students to develop their comprehension skills and to widen their knowledge of the culture. A development of grammatical knowledge throughout the course will enable students to express themselves more accurately, fluently and with more complexity. Topics include literary texts and films relevant to the country/countries where the language is spoken will be studied.

Where can it take me in the future?

Linguists are increasingly in demand in many sectors of industry. A degree purely in languages / linguistics / European Studies, leading to a wide variety of careers including, but not limited to, translation, interpreting, teaching, publishing, journalism and marketing may be considered. A language can also be combined with most subjects at higher education level, for example law, international relations, politics, media, business or sciences.