French 4 - (CEFR A1.2)

Course description

This course is a continuation course from French 3. New students wishing to enrol in this course should know the present tense of the verbs ‘être’, ‘avoir’ and have completed French 1 to French 3 or done 36 hours of French. The French 4 course will focus on the present tense of the verbs of the first group.

  • Textbook purchase required: see What to bring and Important information

What your course will cover

You will mainly develop your conversational skills and cover the following points:

  • To ask and give information about yourself: je parle anglais, j’habite à Paris, j'étudie le français...
  • The time: Il est quelle heure ? Il est deux heures
  • To talk about likes/dislikes: j’aime le vin, je déteste le café ...
  • To talk about meals: Le matin, je mange des céréales et je bois du thé ...
  • Present tense of the verbs of the first group (ending in -er): parler, travailler ...
  • Partitive articles: du pain, de la natation, des smoothies

Please be aware that this program is a guideline and will be adjusted in regard to the pace of each group so there may be some variations from one term to the other.

What to bring

  • A pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • The following textbook: Grammaire progressive du français – level A1.1 débutant complet (book including an audio CD) - 2e edition avec 200 exercices – Authors: Maïa Grégoire & Alina Kostucki – ISBN: 9782090382754
  • Please note – Grammaire progressive du français is a full collection of books so please ensure that you purchase the level A1.1 débutant complet book by the 2 authors (as above) with the cream cover
  • This textbook is used from French 1 to French 8 courses (96 hours of tuition in total), achieving the A1 level of CEFR (see more information about the CEFR below).
  • Be aware that the courses don’t follow the chapters as displayed in the book. If you are unsure if the level of this class is suitable, contact Adult Education before enrolling.

Important information

Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with Adult Education before purchasing your textbook.

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: 8 terms of Adult Education (French 1 – French for beginners – French 8) 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