Course Summary

French: Elementary 4 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

Tuesday, 16th January - 9 classes


Session ID DLV74201C
16 Jan - 13 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
TBA

This course covers general topics such as:

  • The near future: aller + infinitive.
  • Avoiding repetition using direct object pronouns (le, la, les).
  • Partitive article (du, de la, de l’, des).
  • Vocabulary for food.
  • Vocabulary for quantity.
  • The passé composé with avoir & être The verbs savoir and connaitre (to know) and pouvoir (be able to).
  • Descriptive adjectives.
  • Expressions denoting past time (from, since, for, during).
  • Negative forms and compound tenses.
  • Ongoing work on phonetics: nasal vowels and liaisons.

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

  • Give and ask for information about a dish and its ingredients.
  • Order in a restaurant and have transaction conversations in restaurants.
  • Express quantities.
  • Talk about actions in the future.
  • Talk about your experience and say what you know how to do.
  • Talk about past events.
  • Engage in a conversation about stages of life.

French Elementary 3 or equivalent of about 54 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 14, 2017 04:30pm