Building The Oral Skills Needed For Your VCE
Knowing some key phrases and words is not enough for French conversation VCE! Students need to prepare for the specific oral skills assessments they will encounter in their VCE exams. As you know, nothing replaces the opportunity to apply in live contexts what you learn in class, and practice, practice, practice. It takes good habits to speak naturally with others for an extended period of time. Even if you could get away with a prepared chat, having to answer unexpected questions would get you into a very uncomfortable territory. And you must be able to recover from upsets; that comes from practice too.
Almaje’s French conversation VCE classes are an essential part of your preparation for top results in French at VCE. Throughout the year we will cover all the conversation topics that are part of the VCE program. Our conversation workouts typically follow the sequence of topics that best matches how most teachers plan their students’ progress.
Building Confidence In French Conversation Before VCE
Are you, like many students, looking for guidance and support to DARE to express your opinions clearly, convincingly and fluently? Almaje tutors create group dynamics that make a conversation group a useful preparation for French conversation in VCE exams.
Our French Conversation VCE program is part of the series we call our Tuesday French Workouts. Those intensive 1-hour sessions give you communication strategies. They help you practice using longer more interesting sentences, richer vocabulary, responding spontaneously, and presenting structured arguments and stories. During these sessions, you learn to implement tips to keep calm and to recover from making an error or not knowing what to say.
Each week the conversation workouts will be centered around one of the VCE topics:
- Future aspirations – dream – career
- Interest – hobbies
- Travelling – gap year
NOTE: Because of the difference in focus and performance assessment at the International Baccalaureate, we have a different Conversation Practice program to prepare IB students for their oral exams. We will announce the dates of the intensive workshops shortly. Please feel free to express your interest now.
Plan Your VCE French Conversation Practice – Tuesday Workouts
To be effective, practice must be regular. So our VCE French conversation workouts run every Sunday of each Year 12 term!
Our Tuesday French workouts also include one hour of French Grammar VCE. By attending both conversation and grammar, you can accelerate your progress and get a solid edge for your VCE. Our Tuesday French Grammar Workouts also help build your conversation confidence as you no longer need to think about frustrating grammar details once you have practiced them so well that they become automatic.
Note: An early start significantly eases the pressure of exam years and gives students a real edge. Don’t wait until the last minute! It puts unnecessary stress on you. Start early in term 1. Book now