A1.2 - Elementary
Length and duration of the course
30 weeks x 2 hour/session or
10 weeks x 2 hour/session
The aim of the course is to enable you to understand and use familiar everyday expressions for concrete purposes about yourself and your immediate environment. You will be able to interact in a simple way with French speaking people. You will be equipped with a grounding in French grammar and learn more about French culture.
The four skills – speaking, reading, listening and writing – will be covered. You will be encouraged to express your point of view.
The teacher will adapt the class material to suit the students' needs and interests. We will also keep the focus on French culture and grammar.
You will deepen your mastering of the tenses in various contexts.
Examples of topics covered: sport and hobbies, health, memories... and you will be able to express opinions and feelings.
Is previous knowledge important to enrol for this course?
Yes, you must have basic vocabulary and be able to interact in a simple way & to speak about yourself and the immediate environment.
How will I learn?
The classroom-based course will be taught by a qualified teacher who is also a native speaker of French. The language will be taught in a dynamic, interactive and stimulating way, with a strong emphasis on putting new knowledge into practice through group and pair work.
You will be expected to complete some homework tasks.
What options do I have after completing this class?
After completing this beginners' class, you will be able to join a follow-on course where you will be able to continue learning French and develop your language skills.
What materials or equipment will I need?
We will be using Alter Ego A1 from chapter 7 and Alter Ego A2.
There is no need to buy it before the course actually starts. Just bring a notebook and a pen.
We have Wi-Fi in the classroom so you can bring your own iPad or laptop.