French Intermediate 5 (A2)

$252 Limited GST free / $227
French Intermediate 5 (A2)

This course is a continuation from French Intermediate 4 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 220 hours of French required.

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This course is a continuation from French Intermediate 4 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 220 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.


TEXTBOOK

  • Alter Ego 2+ (2012), Dossier 3: Leçons 1-3.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Dossier 3: Leçon 1
    • Talking about a country and its inhabitants
    • Discovering stereotypes
    • Understanding and expressing a percentage, statistical data
    • Relative pronouns où and dont
    • Demonstrative pronouns (celui, celle, ceux, celles)
    • A few expressions to talk about a country (living conditions, mentalities)
    • Expressing percentage
    • Pronunciation of percentages
  • Dossier 3: Leçon 2
    • Asking about / Evoking a life change
    • Expressing a feeling concerning a life change
    • Evoking cultural differences
    • Understanding customs and etiquette rules
    • Inverted question using a pronoun for the subject
    • Inverted question with reflexive verbs in the passé composé
    • Indefinite pronouns and adverbs : quelqu’un, rien, personne, nulle part, etc.
    • A few chronological markers (1)
    • Terms related to feelings (state of mind, point of view)
    • Verbs and sentence structures to express etiquette rules
  • Dossier 3: Leçon 3
    • Understanding a comparative study, a classification
    • Talking about living place, justifying choices
    • The Superlative
    • Ce qui, ce que, c’est for emphasis
    • Terms linked living place, (in and out of the capital)
    • A few verbs to talk about advantages and disadvantages of a city
    • Pronunciation of plus in the superlative


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.


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.