French Beginners 8 - Online (A1) WEA Sydney

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This course is a continuation from French Beginners 7 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 140 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 intermediate French and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


  • Online



  • Alter Ego A1+ (2012) Dossier 8: Leçons 2-3 and Dossier 9: Leçon 1.



Dossier 8: Leçon 2

  • Understanding a menu
  • Describing a restaurant
  • Ordering, Expressing satisfaction/dissatisfaction with a restaurant
  • Expressing a restriction
  • Place of adjectives (3)
  • Negation with
  • Restrictions with ne...que
  • Ne...non plus
  • Assez/pas assez/trop (de)
  • Informal language
  • Adjectives for positive/negative characteristics
  • Terms linked to meals in a restaurant

Dossier 8: Leçon 3

  • Evoking memories: imperfect tense, expressions
  • Comparing an old situation with the present situation
  • Imperfect tense to talk about a past situation and the present tense for present situation
  • Structures for comparison (with adjectives and nouns)
  • Terms linked to city/country living, advantages and disadvantages

Dossier 9: Leçon 1

  • Describing a home and transformations

  • Talking about renovations

  • Indicating the function of a room

  • Situating an event in time

  • Depius / Il y a

  • Servir à/de

  • Imperfect tense passé composé and present tense

  • House and furniture

  • Verbs for layout and decoration



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

  1. Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

  2. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

  3. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.



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.