French Elementary 8 - Online (A2) WEA Sydney

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This course is a continuation from French Elementary 7 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 320 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 a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.


  • Online


  • Alter Ego 2+ (2012), Dossier 8 Leçons 1-3


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.

Dossier 8: Leçon 1

  • Understanding a manifesto – Inciting to act
  • Taking position, expressing an opinion
  • Expression of necessity with the subjunctive or infinitive
  • Contrast between subjunctive/indicative in subordinate clause (opinion, certitude, doubt, willingness, observation)
  • Terms related to environment and ecology
  • A few impersonal expressions of necessity
  • Pronunciation of subjunctive

Dossier 8: Leçon 2

  • Understanding the background of an event
  • Talking about what you read
  • Asking to borrow an object
  • Expression of time relations : à partir de, dès, dès que, depuis que, jusqu’à ce que
  • Double pronouns
  • Terms related to books and reading
  • Verbs to talk about borrowing an object

Dossier 8: Leçon 3

  • Understanding arguments, arguments for prevention, warning and inciting
  • Expressing indignation – reproaching
  • Structures to express consequence
  • Imperfect or conditional used to reproach
  • Adverbial phrases to structure an explanatory text
  • A few verbs expressing consequence
  • Intonation : reproach or indignation


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

  1. Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  2. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  3. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  4. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


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.