French Elementary 4 - Online (A2) WEA Sydney

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Available Classes

This course is a continuation from French Elementary 4 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 240 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 elementary French and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of high language principles.


  • Online


  • Cosmopolite 2 A2 Livre d'Eleve Book (Hachette: 2017), ISBN: 9782014015997

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 4: Leçon 1

  • Giving an account of an event
  • Making a suggestion, inciting to act
  • Intervening in blogosphere
  • Interrogative pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Si + imperfect tense to suggest / incite
  • Terms and verbal expressions to inform about an event
  • Terms related to the blogosphere
  • Intonation to express surprise or a simple question

Dossier 4: Leçon 2

  • Understanding press titles
  • Reacting / giving an opinion on a television program
  • Nominalisation
  • Noun genders
  • C’est … qui, c’est…que to highlight or emphasise
  • Media Terms
  • Rhythm of the sentence and intonation for emphasis

Dossier 4: Leçon 3

  • Understanding events reported by media
  • Reporting a news item
  • Witnessing to an event
  • Past tenses
  • Passive voice
  • Agreement of past participle with direct object
  • Terms related to superstition, and games of chance
  • Terms related to the declaration of a theft: persons and actions
  • Vocalic linking in the passive voice


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.


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.