Refresh Your French

266 TUTOR: Theo Phillips (Marlborough College)

This course is designed to build the confidence of students at an intermediate level. It is an interactive audio-visual course combining revision of the basics, exercises, conversation and cultural input. During the course, your tutor will take you on a journey through France using the French language and will focus on different aspects to develop your skills.

Course Notes


Every day you will receive vocabulary sheets including key words and common sentences,

practice your French skills with a variety of exercises and role-plays,

French culture is intertwined in all the activities including music and films.

A tablet or smart-phone is highly recommended and please bring a notebook and pens.

Day 1:

Ice-breakers to encourage people to get to know each other and develop a team spirit. Revision of basics including introducing yourself, the difference between 'tu' and 'vous', and Frenchétiquette. A quiz based on Parisian and French culture.

Day 2:

Travelling across France. Discover tips to book a plane ticket. In small groups organise your itinerary based on the rich material provided (discussion in small groups to determine date, time, price etc.). Each group will prepare and present a role-play

Day 3:

Planning a city break in the South of France. Work on asking for help and directions in a town/city environment. Exercises will follow.

Day 4:

Visiting a wider region - you will need to rent a car and chose 2 or 3 places of interest. In small groups, organise a tour and present it to the rest of the class.

Day 5:

A French film is at the centre of this session. Some selected scenes will give a basis for debate which should show-case your progress and your increased confidence in French




Course Tutor

Theo Phillips

Theo Phillips

Marlborough College

About Theo

Theo works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the French Department at the College, having graduated from Durham University in 2021 with a degree in Modern Languages and Cultures that included the award of a Distinction in Spoken French. He has lived and worked in Pau, in the South-West of France, teaching English in a professional setting, and has also spent time living in Beirut.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

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1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM