Conversational skills

Conversational skills


Objectives:

  • To express one’s opinion, intentions, plans;
  • To argue effectively and justify one’s viewpoint;
  • To convince the listener;
  • To arrive at a decision;

Level requirement: B2

This course is aimed at students who have reached the B2 level or who have attended over 500 hours of French.

Content:

Take up themes that are related to the issues of the contemporary life such as:

  • Unemployment;
  • Violence;
  • Globalisation;
  • Pollution;
  • Media;
  • Education

Structure of a lesson:

  1. Organisation of a discourse:
    1. Presentation;
    2. Explanation;
    3. Illustration;
  2. Different speech acts such as how to:
    1. Express one’s views;
    2. Agree or disagree;
    3. Concede;
    4. Object;
    5. Persuade;
    6. Reassure;
    7. Intervene;
    8. Understate;
    9. Negate;
  3. Strategies:
    1. To argue;
    2. To influence;
    3. To provoke;
    4. To dissuade;

Frequency: 2 hours twice a week for 10 weeks.