This is a course which will help you acquire a basic understanding and ability in French. You will learn vocabulary necessary to take part in everyday conversations, to listen to French and extract essential information at a basic level. Read and speak about a variety of situations encountered while in a French-speaking country or receiving visitors. This includes expressing an opinion and giving a summary of what you have read. Topics explored in a number of stories include: day-to-day activities, holidays, outings, shopping and fashion, celebrations and relationships. The course will continue to develop basic speaking skills, to reinforce basic rules of pronunciation and grammar, tenses and verbs and the vocabulary and language necessary to ask and answer questions and discuss issues covered in the written material used. In addition, you will be able to improve your translation skills from French to English and vice-versa. You will be able to develop your writing skills as you will be asked to summarise the stories read.