French 5 - (CEFR A1.2)

Course description

This course is the continuation from French 4 and will mainly focus on asking and giving information about places, directions, making a booking in a restaurant and in an hotel. This course is suitable for students who have completed French 1 to French 4, or equivalent (64 hours of tuition). All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be practised every lesson.

Textbook purchase required: see “What to bring” and "Important information"

What your course will cover

In a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere, you will learn:

  • To ask for and give information about places (Qu’est-ce que c’est ? C’est une fontaine. Elle est magnifique ...)
  • To describe a town (sur la place, il y a une fontaine ...)
  • To ask for and give directions (Alors, vous tournez à gauche et vous continuez ...)
  • To make a booking (je voudrais réserver ...)

You will learn the following grammar:

  • Difference between ‘bon’ & 'bien'
  • Position preposition (dans, sur ...)

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.

*The required textbook: Grammaire progressive du français – débutant complet (book including an audio CD) - Authors: Maïa Grégoire & Alina Kostucki – ISBN:9782090382075

  • Please note – Grammaire progressive du français is a full collection of books so ensure that you purchase the débutant complet book by the 2 authors (as above) with the cream cover
  • This textbook is used in all the courses from French 1 to French 8 (128 hours of tuition in total), achieving the A1 level of CEFR (see more information about the CEFR below)
  • The courses will not follow the chapters of the text in order.

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 the text.

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol.
  • The 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 (adult education French 1, French Continuation 2...) completed within around 120 hours (A1.1 – A1.2 & A1.3): students are able to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies, explain where they live, describe relationships etc.

A2 level (adult education French intermediate oral skills) completed within around 100 hours (A2.1 to A2.4): students are able to communicate and exchange on familiar and habitual subjects.

B1 level (adult education French advanced oral skills) completed within around 200 hours (B1.1 to B1.7): students are able to interact with ease in French on familiar topics with native speakers

B2 level (adult education French conversation): 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 5600

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