French Elementary 7 - Online (A2) WEA Sydney

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This course is a continuation from French Elementary 6 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 300 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


  • Alter Ego 2+ (Hachette: 2012), ISBN 9782011558121

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 7: Leçon 1

  • Recalling a life change
  • Understanding a biography
  • Time markers (3): en + duration (in contrast with dans and pendant (Reminder)
  • Expression of time reporting: avant de + infinitive, après + past infinitive
  • Relative pronoun où
  • Terms related to the show world
  • Terms related to biography
  • A few chronological markers (2)

Dossier 7: Leçon 2

  • Reporting a conversation
  • Reporting an exceptional event, achievement
  • Reported speech in the past
  • A few professions
  • A few terms used to express feelings and reactions
  • Intonation: discouragement or determination

Dossier 7: Leçon 3

  • Imagining a different past
  • Situating an event in an account using past tenses
  • Expressing regret
  • Unreal situations in the past: si + pluperfect, conditional
  • Recent past and near future in an account in the past
  • Expression of regret: regretter de + present infinitive, j’aurais aimé / voulu + infinitive
  • A few expressions to convey feelings / emotions, bahaviours / attitudes
  • Intonation : regret or satisfaction


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.