Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Prescribed texts (you must have your own copy of these books)
Hawkins & Towell, French grammar and usage, 4th ed., Hodder 2015
Jubb & Rouxéville, French grammar in context, 5th ed., Hodder 2020
EBook available from https://www.routledge.com/French-Grammar-in-Context/Jubb-Rouxeville/p/book/9781138588240
Hard copy bundle of these two texts available from Balckwell's bookshop who price match Amazon. See link under module infromation.
Recommended books (we also strongly recommend that you buy your own copy of the following)
Additional reading for consultation and self-study (Copies of all these books are in the University libraries)
R.E. Batchelor & M.H. Offord, Using French - A guide to contemporary usage.
J. Morton, English grammar for students of French : the study guide for those learning French, 7th ed., Arnold 2013.
G. Price, A comprehensive French grammar.
M. Coffman Crocker, Schaum's outline of French grammar.
M. Jubb, Upgrade your French.
M.E. Surridge, Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns.
A. Lodge, N. Armstrong, Y. Ellis, J. Shelton, Exploring the French language.
S. G. Donald & P. E. Kneale, Study skills for language students : a practical guide.
The language learner's good study guide by the Open University's centre for Modern Languages.
Suggestions for on line resources
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr Tex’s French Grammar (la grammaire de l’absurde).
A pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images. Originally designed for students at the University of Texas as a user-friendly guide to French grammar.
http://www.translationdirectory.com/article286.htm tips on how to determine the gender of French nouns.
Radio and Television
Radio Londres https://www.radio-uk.co.uk/french-radio-london
You can also listen to podcasts on RFI, an international radio site which propose some listening exercises as well as transcripts. You will find it at the following address:
This list was last updated on 26/08/2021