Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at French-speaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.
A-level: two years
Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including French, and English Language (grade 9-5).
What will I study?
The course will focus on:
- expressing yourself effectively in conversations, discussions and debates
- understanding spoken language (one-to-one, audio or video recorded)
- understanding a variety of written texts (press articles, letters, poetry and reports)
- understanding grammar and how the language works
- aspects of civilisation and culture of French speaking countries
On the course you will:
- participate in discussions and debates
- write letters, reports, articles, essays and poetry in French
- work with interactive material and visual and sound files
- take part in projects with French students and visit France
- work at your own pace using our digital language lab
- visit the French Institute, cinema, theatre and exhibitions in London
Method of assessment
You will be assessed through listening, written and spoken examinations.
What will I be able to progress to?
French can be studied at university on its own, or as part of a combined degree with almost any other subject.
It works particularly well with areas such as Business, Finance, Media, Tourism, Design and Fashion, Engineering and Law. French is a valuable asset for many different careers. On their own, languages can be used to pursue careers in Interpreting, translating and teaching.
Language students are advised to buy a suitable dictionary. Trips will require a small contribution.