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.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 3rd July - 9 classes


Session ID DLV73916C
3 Jul - 28 Aug 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
Lachlan Dorse

Tuesday, 16th July - 9 classes


Session ID DLV73917C
16 Jul - 10 Sep 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
Kevin Lane

Saturday, 27th July - 9 classes


Session ID DLV73918C
27 Jul - 21 Sep 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher

Thursday, 8th August - 9 classes


Session ID DLV73919C
8 Aug - 3 Oct 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher

Wednesday, 21st August - 9 classes


Session ID DLV73920C
21 Aug - 16 Oct 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher

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: June 19, 2019 03:47pm