There is virtually no difference between these two courses as they cover the same content. Whilst most enrolling in this course are intending to travel to France, others enrol specifically to study the language. Although the course has a definite structure, class meetings are conducted in a stress free and happy atmosphere. There is generally a concentration on: (a) survival French to enable travellers to get around France and be understood when requiring products and services and (b) the challenge of learning basic French grammar skills to enable travellers to read and understand notices, advertisements, tourist information etc. Activities are conducted in a fun environment and include written and oral exercises, games and discussions.
A background in French is preferred but not essential. Members are asked to provide a sense of humour, a notebook, a pen and a French/English dictionary.