Learn French for Beginners

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Learn to speak French with our French language courses in Sydney.

It is often said that French is a beautiful language, so why not join this course and begin your journey of learning French, as well as elements of its culture, in an informal, practical and interactive way.

Our fluent French-speaking tutor will help you achieve a sound foundation of the basics of the language so that you will be able to speak, as well as listen, read and write in simple French in the relation to the ‘Outcomes’ below.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • introduce yourself and introduce other people in the group
  • spell your name (using the alphabet in French)
  • understand the concepts of formality/informality (“tu” or “vous”) in various social contexts and apply accordingly
  • name countries and continents
  • provide personal information (name, nationality, contact details etc)
  • ask a range of questions to obtain personal information from others
  • provide information on others
  • say numbers (0 – 100) in French and use them in context
  • greet people and take leave (formally and informally)
  • communicate with other learners in the group and the tutor using language structures for a classroom setting

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners with no previous learning in French.

Course content

Topics

  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Formality/Informality
  • Countries and Continents
  • Personal Information
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Numbers and alphabet

Grammar

  • Verbs relating to the language used to achieve the above outcomes eg, s’appeler, être, avoir etc (affirmative and negative)
  • Gender (masculine, feminine) and Number (singular, plural)
  • Describing words (adjectives)
  • Introducing definite and indefinite articles
  • Introducing possessive adjectives

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for beginners and level 2 courses.

The French Experience 1
ISBN-13: 978-0563472568

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in our beginners and level 2 course and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Very good, patient and kind teacher.

  • said: Kathleen is a great teacher; patient, generous, gets everyone involved and working together. She goes at the right pace and makes you feel accomplished and wanting to learn more. She also makes it fun. Excellent course. Thanks Jackie

  • said: Being able to learn and understand a language I have been wanting to learn for a long time. Kathleen was an amazing and helpful teacher and I can’t wait to come back next term!

  • said: It was an interesting class and Joycelene made it easy and fun.

  • said: Kathleen made the learning experience very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to Level 2!

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