Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 202 (Level 6)

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Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course aims to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills gained in previous courses in relation to the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This course focuses on topics such as such as food, fashion and shopping. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to improve your language skills.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe an outfit
  • express a positive/negative opinion (about clothes, people etc)
  • ask for/indicate the size of clothes and shoes
  • give advice about clothes
  • choose a gift
  • characterise an object and indicate its use
  • go shopping and buy food
  • choose a restaurant
  • place an order at the restaurant
  • express your opinion about food and service.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • describing an outfit
  • making a positive/negative comment (on clothes or people)
  • shopping for clothes
  • giving advice
  • choosing a present for someone
  • characterising an object and explain its function
  • prepositions de and à (in a recipe name)
  • partitive, definite and indefinite articles
  • negative quantity pas de
  • COD and COI pronouns
  • relative pronouns qui and que
  • vocabulary for topics:
    • food
    • haute couture
    • clothes
    • the Internet
    • gifts
  • phonetic: expressing doubt & persuasion, working on specific sounds and spellings of sounds
  • shopping for everyday needs
  • characterising food products
  • understanding an announcement for a show
  • offering/choosing the location for an evening in town
  • ordering, expressing their satisfaction/dissatisfaction in a restaurant
  • understanding a short presentation in order to choose a restaurant
  • cultural and technological adjectives
  • talking about quantities with precision
  • pronoun en
  • place of the qualitative adjectives
  • negitive ne…plus
  • restriction ne… que
  • vocabulary for topics:
    • department stores
    • payments methods
    • gastronomy
    • memories
    • city and countryside
  • phonetic: the three nasal sounds, pronunciation of plus, pronunciation of specific sounds.

Intended audience

Suitable for beginner A1 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

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 Dossier 7: Leçon 2 and Dossier 8: Leçon 2 of the above text. The text is used for 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 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.

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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.

  • I studied at Alliance in the city for 3 x 8 week terms. CCE at Sydney Uni is far better and considerably less expensive.
  • 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.