Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 204 (Level 8)

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

Aims

The aim of this course 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 shopping for food and eating in a restaurant. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to expand language skills.

Outcomes

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

  1. Go shopping and buy food.
  2. Choose a restaurant.
  3. Place an order at the restaurant.
  4. Express their opinion about food, service and scene.
  5. Share memories.
  6. Compare a previous situation with a current one.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • 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
  • Negative ne…plus
  • Restriction ne… que
  • Imperfect tense/ Present tense
  • Comparing with nouns and adjectives
  • 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 A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 203 or who have completed 170 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 8 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.