French 1 - French for beginners (CEFR A1.1)

$233.2 Limited inc GST / $183.21 / $198.20
French 1 - French for beginners (CEFR A1.1)

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$233.2 Limited inc GST / $183.21 / $198.20
French 1 - French for beginners (CEFR A1.1)

<h2 id="CourseDescription">Course Description </h2><p>This course is an introduction to the current French language, with a strong focus on pronunciation. It lays the first part of foundations of the

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the current French language, with a strong focus on pronunciation. It lays the first part of foundations of the French language for further study, as well as learning how to politely ask and give introductory information about yourself.
You will not require a textbook for this course.

What your course will cover

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

  • French rules of pronunciation : Nasal sounds (bonjour, ...), liaisons (Vous êtes, ...), abréviations (au revoir, ...)
  • To recognise and use appropriate greetings and polite phrases (bonjour, merci, …)
  • To ask and give personal information (name, nationality, origin marital status, job and how do you feel): Je m’appelle Paul, je suis australien, je suis marié, je suis étudiant, je suis de Sydney mais je suis en vacances à Paris. Ça va bien. Et vous ?
  • Classroom phrases (Vous lisez, vous répétez ...)
  • Cultural points including French names, main towns and baker’s delights.

You will learn the following grammar:

  • The French alphabet to spell names
  • Numbers from 0 to 69
  • Definite article: le croissant – la baguette – les pains au chocolat
  • Indefinite article: un croissant – une baguette
  • Masculine & feminine, singular & plural of adjectives and nouns and how they agree together: un petit croissant – une étudiante française – les pains australiens
  • Subject personal pronouns: je, tu, il, ...
  • Present tense of the verb ‘to be’
  • Sentences, negative sentences and questions: Est-ce que vous êtes français ? Non, je ne suis pas français, je suis australien
  • Interrogative phrase and pronouns: est-ce que / comment / où
  • Formal and informal ‘you’ in French: rules about using ‘tu’ and 'vous'

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.

Important information

  • Your tutor will supply all notes and handouts for French 1.

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 seat for the exam called DELF.

The CEFR is divided in 4 levels:

A1 level (Adult Education French 1, French 2, French 3, French 4, French 5, French 6, French 7 & French 8) 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