French Beginner And Elementary Courses

Each French group class that we offer in Brisbane consists of 12 one-hour lessons, of which two are dedicated to consolidating the French you’ve learned.

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Each French group class that we offer in Brisbane consists of 12 one-hour lessons, of which two are dedicated to consolidating the French you’ve learned.

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French for Absolute Beginners

Beginners 1 French Syllabus

Our French for Absolute Beginners course syllabus provides a first contact with the language for those students with no previous knowledge or studied it a long time ago.

The syllabus is based on different topics that will help you get by when meeting French-speaking people.

At the same time, it introduces the workings and sounds of the language and it provides the necessary tools to enable students to make sentences from scratch.

Course Content
GET BY IN FRENCH GRAMMAR VOCABULARY
Making Friends – Asking for and giving personal information Verbs “avoir” and “etre Countries and Nationalities
Out and About – Asking for and giving directions Present tense Professions
Home from Home – At the hotel Questions Family
Cheers! – Restaurants and bars Possessive Adjectives Food and drink
Gender and number Negative Sentences Days of the week
Alphabet and numbers Months
Money

 

French for Intermediate Beginners

Beginners 2 French Syllabus

For learners who have completed French for Beginners 1, or for those who have had previous experience with the language and want to review it, our French for Beginners 2 course syllabus is the optimal choice.

You will gain confidence while consolidating what you’ve learned with this course’s material.

French for Beginners 2 also suits those interested in French for travellers.

Course Content
GET BY IN FRENCH GRAMMAR VOCABULARY

The time
– Asking and giving the time
– Asking when the shops/museums open

Present tense for verbs
in –ER, -IR and –RE

Food and Drink

 Shopping
– Asking for prices and describing what you want

Present tense of irregular verbs

Shops

Travelling
– Buying your tickets. Asking for information

Verbs: To be able to & To want
To know

Packaging and measures

French ‘speed dating’
– Talking about your family

Possessive Pronouns

Weather forecast

 

French for Advanced Beginners

Beginners 3 French Syllabus

French for Beginners 3 is the most advanced of the three beginner courses.

It is designed for students who have completed the second stage or for those learners with previous exposure to French looking to build their knowledge.

It’s a great course for consolidating what you’ve learned, practicing it and using it to prepare for an upcoming trip.

Travellers who don’t want to lose the French they’ve learned also fit well in this course.

Course Content
GET BY IN FRENCH GRAMMAR VOCABULARY
Wants and Wishes
– Expressing your wants
Talk about why you’re learning French

Reflexive verbs

Clothes

My Day
Talking about daily routine and the working day

Revisions – Present tense

Colours and shapes

French Shopping
– Learn how to describe an outfit
– Expressing yourself when buying clothes, shoes and bags

Using:
– Avoir Aller
– Etre Faire
– Vouloir Pouvoir

Parts of the body

Home
– Describing your home
– Reading French property ads

Food

Visiting the Doctor
– Body parts
– Describing symptoms

Rooms and features of the house

 

French for Elementary Beginners

Upper Beginners / Elementary 1 French syllabus

For students who have completed the Beginners 1, 2 and 3 courses, the Elementary 1 course syllabus is the next step. It is also open to students who have previous experience with French and would fit well in this level.

Students in Elementary 1 will further their confidence in speaking and listening. They will also consolidate structures learned in the previous three Beginners courses.

This course is best suited to students who want to build on their French to be able to construct sentences from scratch.

Course Content
VOCABULARY TOPICS GRAMMAR
Saying what people are like
(family, friends)

Further uses of the verb Avoir
(e.g. To need, To feel like, To look like…)

Personality traits

Immediate Future
(e.g. I’m going to… We’re going to…)

Work timetable (frequency)

Perfect tense
Past actions (e.g. I had, I was, I did…)

Hobbies and Leisure time

Expressions of Possession
(e.g. my, your, his, her, our, their)

Around the home
(rooms, chores…)

To Know
2 verbs to express knowing

Describing a past event
(weekend, holiday)

Focus on asking questions
Who? Where? When? Why? Do you…

Making suggestions
(activity, restaurant)

Talking about future plans
(holidays…)

Reporting a problem
(relating an incident, making a police report)

Socialise
(sending and replying to an invitation)

 

French for Elementary Beginners

Upper Beginners / Elementary 2 French syllabus

Our French for Elementary 2 course syllabus is focused on learners who have finished the Beginners terms or who have had previous contact with the language and wish to further their knowledge and grammar, become more confident in speaking and listening and consolidate and practice what they have already covered.

This course is also ideal for those who would like to build on their French and be equipped with the language tools to start making sentences from scratch.

Course Content
VOCABULARY TOPICS GRAMMAR
Following a recipe
(food, ingredients, cooking instructions)
Simple Future
(e.g. We will be, I will see, they won’t have)
French Wines
(choosing and commenting)
Imperfect Past tense
Past actions (e.g. I had, I was, I did…)
Commenting on a meal
(thanking the host)
Buying presents
(souvenirs, sales)
 
Asking for advice and explanations
(making a complaint)
 

 

Friendly and knowledgeable, Devy has helped me grasp the basics of French and take me to an intermediate level! My goal was to learn so I could communicate better with my in-laws and it has worked, they always compliment me on my progress… I recommend her classes to everyone who is daunted about learning a new language. Her classes are always fun and very interesting.

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