Course Summary

French Elementary 3 is an 18 hour course designed for beginners who wish to learn to speak, read, write and understand basic French used in everyday situations.

Course Sessions

Monday, 5th February - 9 classes


Session ID DLV74101C
5 Feb - 16 Apr 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
Alison Patience

No class on Mar.12 & Apr.2

This course covers general topics such as:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Present tense of aller (to go) and sortir (to go out)
  • Adverbs of time (souvent, parfois, etc)
  • Leisure vocabulary
  • Vocabulary of the days of the week and times of the day
  • The present tense of prendre (to take)
  • Asking questions: interrogative adjectives (quel, quelle, etc)
  • Demonstrative adjectives (ce, cette, etc)
  • Colour adjectives (vert, rouge, bleu, etc)
  • The gender and agreement of colour adjectives
  • Vocabulary of clothing and fashionable accessories
  • Ongoing work on phonetics: pronunciation of e

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

  • Talk about one’s habits and daily routine.
  • Express time: what time is it?: it’s 4:30.
  • Talk about sequence of actions.
  • Read a schedule.
  • Ask about someone’s typical day/week.
  • Find out about a product, buy and sell a product, ie go shopping.
  • Give advice on a way of dressing.
  • Discuss the weather.

French Elementary 2 or equivalent of about 36 hours of previous study.

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AT CAE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.

N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Pen and Paper

Textbook: Lions-Oliviéri, Marie-Laure; Garmendia, Agustín; Denyer, Monique, Version Originale 1/A1: A French Course for English Speakers + CD, Maison de Langues, 2010. ISBN: 9788484436935.   

Workbook:  Lions-Oliviéri, Marie-Laure; Garmendia, Agustín; Denyer, Monique, Version Originale 1/A1 + CD, Maison de Langues, 2010. ISBN: 9788484436942

Available from: BOOKERY, 9-11 Victoria Street, Fitzroy 3065. Tel: 8417 9500

Language International, 15 Station Street, Kew East, Vic 3012 Phone: 9857 0030

Order online: Foreign Language Bookshop

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is ideal for people who intend to travel to France or to a French speaking country for work or leisure.

Last updated: November 8, 2017 06:30pm