Course Summary

French: Elementary 1 is an 18 hour course designed for beginners who wish to learn to speak, read, write and understand basic French used in everyday situations.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

This course covers general topics such as:

  • Greetings; Introductions; Alphabet & spelling; Numbers
  • Personal information (e.g. nationality, work, likes/dislikes)
  • Gender of nouns and adjectives: masculine/feminine
  • Formal/informal French (e.g. tu vs vous�)
  • Conjugation of simple verbs in the present tense
  • Ongoing pronunciation practice.

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

  • greet people and introduce themselves and others with confidence
  • engage in simple conversations and exchange personal information about their names, nationality, addresses, telephone numbers
  • talk about themselves
  • read a short dialogue
  • express likes and dislikes, interests and hobbies
  • count to 1,000
  • use the present tense of some verbs
  • write a post card and a short email
  • have some knowledge of the French-speaking countries.

No prior knowledge of French required.

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:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

Available with companion website access from Georgetown University Press. Companion website access can be purchased by itself.

***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: August 22, 2019 04:46pm