French Beginners Intensive (A1)

This course is an introduction to French for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing in conversational French with an introduction to cultural practices and a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • Alter Ego 1+ (2012) Dossier 0 & Dossier 1: Leçons 0-1.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • French names and surnames
  • Identifying a language
  • Introducing oneself (1)
  • Getting to know others
  • Counting (0 to 69)
  • Communicating in the classroom
  • Identifying other Languages and Nationalities
  • Naming countries
  • Adjectives of nationality (masculine/feminine)
  • Verb “s’appeler” and “être” - Present tense
  • Definite articles
  • Gender of country names
  • Formal and Informal greetings
  • Using tu or vous
  • Introducing oneself (2)
  • Give/Ask for personal information (1)
  • Times of day
  • Days of the week
  • Elements of Identity
  • Verb Avoir Present tense
  • Possessive adjectives (1)
  • Negation using ne…pas

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic French in particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic with others.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of French.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

$232 Limited / $209

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11 Jan