French Beginners 1 - F2F (A1)

This course is an introduction to French for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with no prior knowledge of French required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners French and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Alter Ego 1+ (Hachette: 2012), ISBN: 9782011558107

Supplier: Abbey's Language Book Centre
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.


Dossier 0

  • 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

Dossier 1: Leçon 1

  • 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

Dossier 1: Leçon 2

  • Telephone numbers
  • Asking politely
  • Give/Ask for personal information (2)
  • Asking for the price of something
  • Indefinite articles
  • Interrogative adjective quell(le)
  • Month of the year
  • Counting (70 to 99)
  • Signs and punctuation


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

  1. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  2. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  3. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  4. Can demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of French.


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.

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