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

Wednesday, 26th June - 9 classes


Session ID DLV74104C
26 Jun - 21 Aug 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
Delphine Marie

Thursday, 25th July - 9 classes


Session ID DLV74105C
25 Jul - 19 Sep 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
Delphine Marie

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:

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 03:39pm