French Beginners 4 - F2F (A1)

This course is a continuation from French Beginners 3 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 60 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.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Alter Ego 1+ (2012) Dossier 4: Leçons 2-3 & Dossier 5: Leçon 1.


Dossier 4: Leçon 2

  • Offer/Accept/Refuse an outing (1)
  • Making an appointment
  • Invitations
  • Giving instructions
  • Talking about one's plans
  • Present tense of pouvoir/volouir
  • The pronoun on = nous
  • 2nd person imperative
  • Near future tense
  • Vocabulary linked to outings
  • Familial register (1)

Dossier 4: Leçon 3

  • Talking about one's daily activities and habitual schedule (2)
  • Recounting past events (1)
  • Expressions of time: regularity (2) / punctual moments
  • the passé composé (1): morphology & place of negation
  • Present of habit / passé composé
  • Daily activities (2)
  • A few expressions of frequency

Dossier 5: Leçon 1

  • Understanding a survey
  • Structures of Questioning
  • Talking about feasts: names & rituals
  • Chez + tonic pronoun
  • Present verse of verbs in -ver and -ir
  • The pronoun on general value
  • Reciprocal reflexive verbs


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.


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

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.


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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