This course is designed for people with very little or no experience of French.
It will introduce you to the language and culture, giving you the basic tools to communicate with others on your next visit to France. We will build up vocabulary around a theme and study some necessary basic grammar, using a lot of dialogues. Oral comprehensions and French songs will be used as well in the learning process.
The course will focus on pronunciation, speaking and interacting in French in different situations.
It will be conducted in a warm and friendly atmosphere by a native, fully-qualified and experienced French teacher, Vanessa from Monaco.
About the Tutor
Vanessa Franchetti is a native French speaker from the Principality of Monaco in the South of France.
She studied at Nice University where she gained an MA in English, a diploma in “Teaching French for Foreigners” and the French equivalent of the PGCE, the CAPES. Following her studies, during which she spent a year in Omagh as a language assistant, she went on to teach English in secondary schools in Cogolin near St Tropez and then in Paris.
She moved to Belfast in 2009 and since then has taught French in a wide variety of contexts, including Queen’s University, the Crescent Arts Centre, primary schools, businesses and home tutoring.
The conversation classes that she offers in the Crescent Arts Centre are spread over five levels, from beginner through to post university level and the focus is on interacting orally with confidence. In addition, she has brought her love of French music and dancing to Belfast where she regularly performs and teaches.