Online course - French level 4

  • Did you pass a GCSE in French with an A* grade?
  • Are you studying towards A2 in the European Framework?  
  • Did you complete our French Level 3 module?

This new course was specially designed for you! You will study the same syllabus as students enrolled on the face to face module, with online documentation, interactive activities and tutor support. This course is a pilot for 2015-16 and should it prove successful, the distance learning programme will expand. Places are limited.

Course Aims and Objectives

This course aims at the intermediate learner and will consolidate, develop, and extend listening, speaking, reading and writing skills acquired on IWLP French level 3 or equivalent:

  • post A1, middle of A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference,
  • post GCSE grade A*
  • approximately 150 hours of study.

By the end of the course students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and use grammatical structures appropriately.
  • Speak confidently about themselves and others in the present, past and future. Give opinion about and discuss selected topics.
  • Demonstrate good command of the grammar and vocabulary seen in class both in writing and speaking.
  • Read and understand both didactic and selected authentic French texts.
  • Understand spoken French in predictable contexts.

Course Organisation

  • This course is divided into ten modules and each module covers two units of work. A unit will normally include:
  • A listening activity.
  • A reading activity.
  • A grammatical explanation on PowerPoint. 
  • A pronunciation activity. 
  • Vocabulary and grammar activities 
  • Practice quizzes. 
  • A writing or speaking assignment will be set at the end of each module (every two units).

Each unit represents about four hours work, including time spent learning vocabulary and grammar. We suggest that you cover one unit each week, following the university term, covering five modules in the first semester and five in the second.


Assessment of this module will vary according to your registration. If you are an Open Access  or Free Language Course student, successful completion of all assignment within the course will be sufficient. If you are taking this module for 20 credits in your year, you will need to sit both a written and oral end of year examinations.

For further information

Should you wish to get details about the course content or receive information about the format of the course, please contact Valérie Leick who is responsible for French in Languages for All, by email or phone +44 (0)121 414 2977.