French Conversation

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Course description

This conversation course, conducted in French, works towards increasing your French conversation skills in terms of fluency and accuracy. Students should feel comfortable to converse in French in class at an acceptable level on a wide range of topics, having achieved 500 hours minimum of Adult Education French or equivalent. It is important to know that students in this course may have different levels of knowledge and skill. So students should come with a positive attitude to learning.

What your course will cover

  • You will consolidate your language skills and practise your conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a small group .
  • Topics will be chosen with a view to extending the range of subjects about which you can converse and will be guided by the wishes of the group. Please be ready to have your say!
  • You will talk, listen, read, translate from selected texts to enhance comprehension, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and cultural awareness.
  • The tutor will also refresh grammar points when needed.
  • This course does not use a textbook.

Prerequisites

  • Students should have completed 500 hours minimum of Adult Education French, achieving the B1 level of CEFR or completed 2nd year of French at Uni.

What to bring

  • Pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • Any French verb book (or tool).
  • Small French/English dictionary (or tool) you may have (eg Collins, Robert).

Important information

Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol.

The french language program follows the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), which has become the international reference for learning and teaching European languages, as well as assessing language acquisition. Students may wish to sit for the exam called DELF.

The CEFR is divided in 4 levels:

  • A1 level: 6 terms of Adult Education (French 1 – French for beginners – French 6) completed within around 96 hours: Students are able to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies, explain where they live, describe relationships etc.
  • A2 level: 8 terms of Adult Education (French Intermediate), completed within around 130 hours: Students are able to communicate and exchange on familiar and habitual subjects.
  • B1 level: 13 terms of Adult Education (French Independent) completed within around 210 hours: Students are able to interact with ease in French on familiar topics with native speakers.
  • B2 level: Adult Education (French Advanced): Students are able to communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease. It is also the level of language proficiency that most French universities require from undergraduate foreign students.
  • Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:
http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact