French Intermediate 3 (A2)

This course is a continuation from French Intermediate 2 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 180 hours of French required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general comprehension and communication skills in intermediate French and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of high 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 2+ (2012) Dossier 1: Leçon 1-3.

COURSE OUTLINE

Dossier 1: Leçon 1

  • Talking about a friendly relation
  • Giving a definition
  • Describing a person (character, good and bad qualities)
  • Relative pronouns qui, que, à qui
  • Structures used to give a definition: c’est quand, c’est + noun + relative clause
  • The passé composé with être and agreement of the past participle
  • Terms related to friendly relations
  • Adjectives and nouns to talk about personality
  • Recognising qu’elle, qui elle, qui, qui il or qu’il

Dossier 1: Leçon 2

  • Reporting
  • Talking about neighbourly relations
  • Reporting changes
  • Indirect speech in the present tense
  • Imperfect tense and present tense for comparison
  • Structures of comparison
  • Terms related to neighbourhood
  • Rhythm and intonation in indirect speech

Dossier 1: Leçon 3

  • Talking about an encounter
  • Talking about the follow-ups of an encounter
  • Passé composé and imparfait
  • A few irregular past participles
  • Time markers (1) : il y a, pendant, dans
  • Terms related to a love encounter
  • Recognising difference between passé composé and imparfait

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

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

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.

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.

$275 Limited / $248

<p>This course is a continuation from French Intermediate 2 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 180 hours of French required.

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22 Apr

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