French Conversation & Current Affairs - Advanced

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

At the end of this course, you will be able to form and express opinions with increased fluency and a wider range of vocabulary. You will improve your accuracy with relevant grammar work

Course Content

The aim of the course is to help you express yourself in a variety of registers and to give you confidence by increasing your command of the language while practicing the skills for reading and listening, speaking and writing. Topics will include: Regions The Media and Arts The Cinema Leisure Activities Europe current news Topics relating to daily life The learning activities used in class will generate a relaxed, friendly and motivated atmosphere enabling you to fulfil your potential, increase your confidence, and develop a fuller appreciation of life and culture througth the medium or higher level language. Important Notice: You will be expected to participate in lively discussions in pairs and groups and may be asked to prepare topics for discussion in advance

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

At least 5/6 years' recent study or equivalent knowledge of the language. Skills for Life Level 3 Literacy Level - If you need to check your existing level, there is a self assessment test available from

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is advisable.

Assessment Methods

Homework and monitoring progress in class

Further Study Options

Cr de la Cr Conversation or same course as programme varies

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 891 5907, or drop in to our main reception area.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.