French: Elementary 5
French: Elementary 5 is a course ideal for people who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the French language and culture and who want to communicate with friends, family members, colleagues and people in the local community or in countries where French is spoken.
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Students will learn to understand and converse in French on general topics such as:
- Talking about past events using passé-composé;
- Explaining the reasons and the aims of an action or decision;
- Comparing and characterizing people and objects (colors, shapes, etc.)
- Describing different types of accommodations;
- Prepositions of place: sous, sur, devant, etc.
- Using pronouns: direct object pronouns to avoid repetitions;
- Pronunciation: the liaisons.
French Elementary 4 or equivalent of about 70 hours of previous study.
IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AT CAE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.
N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.
Pen and Paper
Textbook: Lions-Oliviéri, Marie-Laure; Garmendia, Agustín; Denyer, Monique, Version Originale 2/A2: A French + CD, Maison de Langues, 2010. ISBN: 9788484435631.
Workbook: Lions-Oliviéri, Marie-Laure; Garmendia, Agustín; Denyer, Monique, Version Originale 2/A2 + CD, Maison de Langues, 2010. ISBN: 9788484435648
Available from: BOOKERY, 9-11 Victoria Street, Fitzroy 3065. Tel: 8417 9500
Language International, 15 Station Street, Kew East, Vic 3012 Phone: 9857 0030
***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***
Suitable for post beginners with a knowledge of French grammar (e.g. use of some verbs in the past tense, personal pronouns, negation, questions and commands).
Practice makes perfect in acquiring any new skills. CAE language teachers provide many opportunities in class for conversation practice to build fluency and confidence.Students are encouraged to participate in class activities, furthering skills in both speaking and listening. It is highly recommended that they devote at least 2 hours per week to study outside class time. Students are also encouraged to read, listen to radio programs and watch TV programs in the language whenever possible. Students who have completed this course are encouraged to continue by enrolling in French: Elementary 6.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
- Express opinions and feelings;
- Talk about their past and past events in general;
- Describe and compare people and objects;
- Enquire about renting or buying a house or an apartment;
- Talk about languages in Europe;
- Discuss life changes: city vs. country life