French Beginners Consolidation 3 (A1)

This course is a continuation from French Beginners Consolidation 2 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 120 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.


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 7: Leçons 2-3 and Dossier 8: Leçon 1.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Dossier 7: Leçon 2
    • Describing outfits and accessories
    • Positive and negative opinions
    • Asking/Indicating clothes and shoe sizes
    • Giving advice (2)
    • 3rd person direct object pronouns
    • Structures for giving advice
  • Dossier 7: Leçon 3
    • Choosing the right gift for all occasions
    • Buying gifts on the internet
    • Characterising objects and giving information about their functions
    • 3rd person indirect object pronouns
    • Relative pronouns qui and que
    • Adjectives ending in -able
  • Dossier 8: Leçon 1
    • Buying goods of regular consumption
    • Making a shopping list, expressing precise quantities
    • Characterising dairy products
    • Pronoun en
    • Cultural/Technological articles
    • Shops and shopkeepers


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
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.


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.


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


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.

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