Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 202 (Level 6)

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Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Aims

The aim of this course (first level of level A2) is to consolidate and improve upon the knowledge gained in previous courses in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, and reading and writing skills. This course focuses on topics such as the seasons and weather, outdoor activities and tour programs. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to improve language skills.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Talk about sensations, perceptions and feelings.
  2. Talk about the seasons and weather.
  3. Locate and describe a place.
  4. Talk about outdoor activities.
  5. Understand a tour program.
  6. Write a holiday letter.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Express sensations and feelings
  • Speak about the seasons
  • Understand/ give information about the weather
  • Situate an event in the year
  • Speak about outdoor activities
  • Understand the program of a visit
  • Speak about your hobbies and cultural activities
  • Write a holiday letter
  • Grammatical structure to talk about the weather: Il fait + adjective
  • Position of qualifying adjectives
  • Pronoun y
  • Verbs of perception
  • Future tense
  • Present progressive tense
  • The pronoun on (2)
  • Vocabulary for topics: “seasons and climate”, “French islands”, “colours”, “geographic localisation”, “outdoor activities”, "city tour"
  • Phonetic: working on specific sounds and spellings of sounds, pronunciation of “er” verbs at the future tense.

Intended Audience

Suitable for beginner A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 201 or who have completed 120 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting.

Prescribed Text

Alter Ego Plus 1 A1 Livre d’Eleve & CD-ROM by Annie Berthet, ISBN 9782011558107.

Alter Ego Plus 1 A1 Cahier d’Activites & Audio CD by Annie Berthet, ISBN 9782011558114.

Based on the Dossier 6 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

What others say.

  • I’ve been very happy with the French language courses I have undertaken. The teaching has been professional and effective, and genuine efforts have been made to further the students learning and interest.

  • A great tutor, personable yet task-orientated. Was well organised, covered all the set work and was able to provide little extensions which stimulated interest, made the language accessible and consolidated what had already been learned. In particular, we were given individual attention, recognising each strengths and weaknesses.

  • A dedicated and very talented French teacher. They go above and beyond for their students. They are able to teach complicated concepts and put them across in as simple a manner as possible. They put in extra effort and I think you can tell they are passionate about French and teaching. A great course because – they are such a good teacher.

  • A fantastic tutor. They really make an enormous effort to bring the language to life and promote learning.

  • An excellent teacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and I am looking forward to continuing next semester.

What others say.

  • A great tutor, personable yet task-orientated. Was well organised, covered all the set work and was able to provide little extensions which stimulated interest, made the language accessible and consolidated what had already been learned. In particular, we were given individual attention, recognising each strengths and weaknesses.
  • I studied at Alliance in the city for 3 x 8 week terms. CCE at Sydney Uni is far better and considerably less expensive.