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Tue 13 Jul 2021 - Tue 07 Sep 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

Thu 07 Oct 2021 - Thu 02 Dec 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

Course outline

The course is based on Lessons 6 to 12 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources.

Topics covered in each lesson:

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist
  • Topic 2: Describing people using adjectives; making negative statements
  • Topic 3: Going shopping; choosing, buying and paying.
  • Topic 4: Renting an apartment: reading an advertisement, discussing features; asking questions; pronouns and prepositions
  • Topic 5: Asking for and giving directions; the verb prendre; making direct statements
  • Topic 6: Avoiding repetition by replacing a place name with the pronoun y
  • Topic 7: On holiday: what to do, where to go; the different meanings of on

Studying Beginning French 2 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as describing people and places, going shopping, and finding your way 
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing French culture, such as national pride in the French language and la cuisine française                                                                        

Who should enrol

The course is designed for beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture. 

Course Materials

Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de Français. (To be purchased)

What our students say

"French is a beautiful language and CCE is convenient for ANU students."

Wed 14 Jul 2021 - Wed 08 Sep 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

Tue 05 Oct 2021 - Tue 30 Nov 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

The course is based on Lessons 13 to 20 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources.

Course outline 

The course is based on Lessons 13 to 20, 27 to 28 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources. 

Topics covered in each lesson: 

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist 
  • Topic 2: Telling the time, talking about the weather 
  • Topic 3: Taking a train – asking for information at the station.  
  • Topic 4: Describing your daily schedule: reflexive verbs – framing affirmative and negative statements or questions 
  • Topic 5: Ingredients for a recipe: the partitive article - using ‘some’ in statements, ‘any’ in questions, affirmative and negative forms
  • Topic 6: Talking about the past with the passé composé 

Studying Beginning French 3 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should: 

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as travelling by train, describing your habits and routine, and talking about past events  
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through for example, its fêtes, such as le Quatorze Juillet, the Fête du Travail and the Fête de la Musique or learning about its overseas territories, such as la Nouvelle-Calédonie 

Who should enrol 

The course is designed for beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture.  

Course materials

Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de Français. (To be purchased)

What our students say

"Beginning French 3 was my first introduction to CCE. I was impressed! The course was well paced, the teacher was excellent and the material was a good mix of practical information, cultural insights and just enough theory to explain concepts."

"Very experienced teacher who has a very calm way of teaching and doesn't seem to get flustered in a classroom environment. Her classes are fun and her teaching methods varied, which keeps things interesting."

Wed 14 Jul 2021 - Wed 08 Sep 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

Wed 06 Oct 2021 - Wed 01 Dec 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

For those who have completed Beginning French 3 or the equivalent, this course focuses on increasing your French language skills confidence. A variety of impromptu and prepared speaking and listening exercises will be introduced including reading and writing activities based on fiction and non-fiction as well as non-print sources and online materials. Cultural aspects of France and the Francophone world will be an important focus of the course.

Course outline 

The course is based on Lessons 21 to 24, 33 to 36 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources. 

Topics covered in each lesson

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist 
  • Topic 2: Giving and refusing permission; the different meanings of  il faut + infinitif:  Il faut partir tôt.  Il ne faut pas fumer. 
  • Topic 3: The verb pouvoir and related verbs devoir and vouloir, savoir and falloir; the verb connaître 
  • Topic 4: Talking about the future: different forms of the future tense; using si with the present and future tenses and quand with the future tense 
  • Topic 5: Telling, suggesting, or ordering people to do or not do something: imperative verb forms – Entrez,  N’entrez pas. 
  • Topic 6: Le COD : using direct object pronouns –  me, te, le, la, nous, vous, les – in the present and past: Il me voit. Il ne me voit pas.   Il m’a vu/e. Il ne m’a pas vu/e.  

Studying Intermediate French 1 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should: 

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as what you can, must or cannot do; who and what you know; talking about future plans and possibilities 
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing its music or aspects of popular culture such as BDs or the trendy use of English          

Who should enrol 

The course is designed for continuing students who are interested in, and enjoy, extending their understanding of French language and culture.  

Course Materials

Le Nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français. (To be purchased)

Thu 15 Jul 2021 - Thu 09 Sep 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

Wed 06 Oct 2021 - Wed 01 Dec 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

TBA

Fall in love with what many believe is the most romantic of all the Latin-derived languages; spoken in 29 countries across five continents.

Course outline

The course is based on Lessons 0 to 5 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources.

Topics covered in each lesson:

  • Topic 1: Greeting others, introducing and talking about yourself. Learning the verb être.
  • Topic 2: French spelling: accents and the alphabet. Gender: recognising masculine and feminine words with different forms of the.
  • Topic 3: Occupations: yours and others’. Towns, countries and nationalities near and far. Learning to use the different forms of a and an.
  • Topic 4: French numbers: counting, age, phone numbers, addresses, the date and year.
  • Topic 5: Using verbs to make affirmative and negative sentences: avoir, aller and verbs ending in –er, such as parler and regarder.
  • Topic 6: Ownership and belonging: relating people and things
  • Topic 7: Asking questions and providing answers
  • Topic 8: Looking for and finding someone or something
  • Topic 9: Using prepositions to locate people and objects 

Studying Beginning French 1 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as greeting people, talking about your likes and dislikes, asking and answering questions
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing French culture, such as the range of public holidays or the correct way to address people.  

Who should enrol

The course is designed for complete beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture. 

Course Materials

Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de Français (To be purchased)

No dates are currently scheduled.

For those who have completed Intermediate French 1 or the equivalent, this course aims to extend conversational, reading and writing skills. Activities will be based on a variety of sources, including media, poetry and current affairs to increase vocabulary and enhance grammar. Aspects of French culture and the Francophone world will also be an important focus.

Course outline

This course aims to develop proficiency in French and to increase awareness of the culture and society of France and Francophone countries.

The course will cover grammar, revising the future and reflexive verbs and introducing indirect object pronouns and the imperfect tense, as well as vocabulary, presented in authentic situations. Each lesson will include oral and aural exercises based on the text or on other sources, such as an article on a French fête or current affairs. Reading aloud of dialogues and written responses will also increase fluency in French. While the focus in class is on developing conversational skills, both oral and aural, and on reading, there will also be opportunities to practise written skills in class and in exercises to be completed at home, such as recounting a childhood experience.

The following topics will be covered. Depending on the group’s interests, there is scope to include other topics, such as researching a person, product, place etc for class presentation.

Topic 1            Knowing someone or something: savoir or connaître in context  
Topic 2            Indirect object pronouns, affirmative and negative forms: position and use
Topic 3            Avoiding repetition: replacing nouns with the pronoun en
Topic 4            Talking about the past: habits, translating was/were + ing, background information

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • Communicating in a range of more complex situations than in Intermediate French 1, such as discussing feelings or past habits, and
  • have an increased appreciation of the Francophone world through, for example learning about cultural institutions such as the Académie française

Who should enrol

The course is designed for those who are interested in extending their knowledge and appreciation of the French language and culture. They should be familiar with the present, passé composé and future tenses, reflexive verbs, the imperative mood, contractions with articles, prepositions, the meanings of 'on', the adverb 'y', and direct object pronouns / COD.