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French Post A'Level - October 2019 | MBC-01-004 | Monday, 07. October 2019

French Post A'Level:
Monday 19:00 - 21:00 for 10 weeks
Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 November; 2, 9 December 2019

Learning Objectives:
Students taking the Post A'Level course should either have completed an A-level examination in the subject, completed Post AS Level here at Queen’s, or have an equivalent knowledge of the Language. The aim of Post A'Level is to develop high level language skills, more in-depth cultural awareness and strong grammatical ability, giving the student confidence in their ability to express themselves relatively fluently and to communicate with relative ease in a working environment.
Potential Topics:
Environment e.g. pollution, energy, protecting the planet; The multicultural society e.g. immigration, racism; Contemporary social issues e.g. wealth/poverty, law and order, impact of scientific/technological progress; Cultural topics e.g. this could be a look at a German region/country, a period of German history, a German book/poem/play/film, the work of a German director/architect/musician
Suggested Grammar Coverage:
Students should be provided with a solid grammatical base which will allow them to converse more easily at this level by developing their own sentences and phrases. Inevitably at this level they will need to use different verb tenses and grammatical structures and complexities.
Learning outcomes: 
Students will have developed a broad vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above and a comprehensive knowledge of all of the main grammatical themes.Students will understand and be able to use words and phrases associated with everyday living and working environments as well as some more familiar language and colloquialisms. Students will be able to hold discussions and justify their opinions using complex language. Students will recognise different registers and moods of language used in different contexts. Students will be able to express wishes, desires and hopes.

Please note: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must attend a minimum of 7 out of 10 classes.

Is there a minimum age to register for a Language Centre course?
You must be over 18 to attend any Language Centre course.
What are the course fees?
There are different fees depending on registration type. All course fees are payable on enrolment. --Student fee: £20.00 --Staff fee: £20.00 --General Public: £88.00
Are these courses accredited?
A Queen's Certificate will be awarded to all students who attend regularly. A minimum of 70% attendance is required for certification. Note QUB Students, all Language classes (Languages for Non-Specialist courses) now count towards the University's Degree Plus Award (Route B).  Degree Plus Award is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this!
How often do I attend?
Classes, which usually last two hours, are held weekly, as far as possible outside normal university teaching hours (e.g. late afternoon, early evening, some are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon) and run for 10 weeks starting in October and again in February.
Is my registration fee transferrable?
Yes, if you feel after your first class that the level of language is too high/low, you can transfer to another class, provided that there is available space.
What's the refund policy?
All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing.   Refunds are paid as follows:
Semester 1
For QUB students and staff Before 29 September – full refund 30 September to 6 October – 50% refund No refunds available from 7 October
Refunds are not normally paid after the beginning of classes. Any such request must be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion.  All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email any queries you have to language@qub.ac.uk