Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 304 (Level 12)

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If you want to learn to speak French, our French classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn French language and culture. Learn French the smart way with French courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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

This course focuses on emotional expression of fear, hope and concern, how to make suggestions and how to express regret. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to expand language skills.

Aims

This course aims to consolidate and build upon your knowledge gained in previous French courses in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • la vie au travail et en enterprise
  • la consommation
  • la mode et la folie des soldes
  • les fêtes et surconsommation
  • le commerce équitable
  • les Français et l’argent
  • peurs, espoirs et inquiétudes
  • suggestions
  • prédictions
  • regrets et reproches
  • hypothéses
  • le participe présent et le gérondif (en partant/ en rentrant…)
  • la cause et la conséquence (à cause de, du fait que, si bien que, etc.)
  • la condition (si, à supposer que, à moins de/que…)
  • la concordance des temps (imperative clauses, independent clauses, dependent clauses and the indicative mood…).

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 303 or those who have completed 270 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 2 A2 Livre d’Eleve & CD-ROM by Annie Berthet et al, ISBN 9782011558121.

Alter Ego Plus 2 A2 Cahier d’Activites & Audio CD by Annie Berthet et al, ISBN 9782011558138.

The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

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.

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