I was thinking of taking french as an outside course next year then possibly combining it with my main degree. However, according to the french department's website, french 1a is for those with restricted knowledge of french, i.e. to GCSE level. I haven't studied french since prior to GCSEs as my school was pretty bad and only had spanish as an option at GCSE and A level.
Does anyone have any experience with french 1a? Where does the course begin? How difficult/how should I go about reaching at least GCSE level french in summer? I will be in italy for the majority of summer but could probably be in france for 2-3 weeks.