French Beginners 2 (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.

TEXT: Alter Ego 1+ (2012) Dossier 1: Leçons 3 and Dossier 2.

Nine sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary French.

Conversational French and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

Topics (as related to text book)
[Dossier 1 Leçon 2 – M comme médiathèque – pp. 30-33]

  • Telephone numbers in France
  • Asking for /Giving personal information (2)
  • Asking for the price of something
  • Months of the year
  • Numerals 70 to 99
  • Signs and punctuation

[Dossier 1 – Leçon 3 –En direct de TV5 – pp. 34-37]

  • Cultural/Festive events in Paris
  • Francophonie
  • Give personal information (3)
  • Talking about likes, dislikes and dreams

Grammar (as covered in text book topics)
[Dossier 1 Leçon 2 – M comme médiathèque – pp. 30-33]

  • Indefinite articles
  • Interrogative adjectives

[Dossier 1 – Leçon 3 –En direct de TV5 – pp. 34-37]

  • Prepositions + country names (1)
  • Present tense of verbs ending in 'er'
  • Verbs être and avoir

[Carnet de voyage pp.38-39]

  • Situate France and neighbouring countries
  • Identify symbols and understand information on France and Europe

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 information with others.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of French

IMPORTANT: 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.

Abbey’s Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 |

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.