Welcome to French at Aston University!
Congratulations on having chosen French as your programme - we will do our best to make the next few years an exciting, challenging, invaluable and unforgettable experience. To keep in touch with the latest news and events within the School follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
In your First Year, the course 'French Language Skills' gives the opportunity to revise and to go in-depth into the essential components of French language.
These downloadable resources are designed to support you with the transition from French A-level to degree level studies. Topics covered include Dictionary Skills, Developing Reading Skills and Academic Writing.
English language versions of each topic are also available with a voiceover recorded by undergraduates to help guide students through the resources. Students should first access the English language versions which provide an overview before moving to the French versions for specific activities related to the language.
Two helpful books for wider historical and cultural background on France and the French:
Graham Robb, The Discovery of France, Picador, 2007.
Rod Kedward, La Vie en bleu, Penguin, 2006.