French Beginners 2 - Online (A1)

This course is a continuation from French Beginners 1 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 20 hours 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.


  • Online


  • Alter Ego Plus 1 A1 Livre de l'Eleve (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 1: Leçon 3

  • Give personal information (3)
  • Talking about passions and dreams
  • Prepositions + country names (1)
  • Present tense of verbs ending in -er
  • Verbs être and avoir
  • Expressing tastes

Dossier 2: Leçon 1

  • Name and situate places
  • Talking about one's city
  • Asking/giving explanations
  • Definite/Indefinite articles
  • Prepositions of place + contracted articles
  • Pourquoi / Parce que
  • Places in the city
  • Expressions used for location

Dossier 2: Leçon 2

  • Getting information on / booking accommodation
  • Thanking / Replying to a thank you
  • Understanding / indicating a simple itinerary
  • Indicating the mode of travel: walking/bike/car/train
  • Closed questions: est-ce que
  • Present tense of prende, descdre, aller
  • Verbs for direction and directional indications
  • Courtesy phrases

Dossier 2: Leçon 3

  • Writing a postcard
  • Giving one's impressions of a place
  • Talking about one's activities
  • Asking/indicating country of origin, of destination
  • Talking about weather (1)
  • Prepositions + country names (2)
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Present tense of venir


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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