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College of Extended Learning

French Beginners Level 1

CCOM 2080

Comment vas-tu? Take the mystery out of our province’s other official language. This course helps you to develop your French language skills (listening, speaking, and strategies for reading and writing) by focusing on the use of vocabulary, grammar, comprehension and sentence construction.

Topics covered include:

  • Alphabet, accents, pronunciation, gender of nouns, definite and indefinite articles, plural of nouns, present tense of avoir and être.
  • Partitive article (du, de la), agreement of adjectives, il y a, forming questions.
  • Present tense of verb endings in -er, showing possession, to or at, present tense of aller, immediate future (present tense of aller + infinitive).
  • Question forms of verbs, negatives, use of de, possessive adjectives, present tense of dire, lire, partir and prendre.
  • Present tense of verbs ending in -ir, position of adjectives, use of de, feminine forms of adjectives, use of on, present tense of jeter.
  • Present tense of verbs ending in -re, irregular plural forms of nouns and adjectives, use of tout, the demonstrative adjective, voici and voilà, present tense of boire and faire.
  • Personal pronoun objects of verbs (conjunctives), the imperative, position of personal pronoun objects with the imperative, present tense of venir, voir, vouloir, immediate past (present tense of venir + de + infinitive).
  • Reflexive verbs, formation and position of adverbs, present tense of ouvrir and mettre.

The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There will be plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each lesson contains: clear grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter, questions for speaking practice, and oral/written exercises.

By the end of Level 1, you will have gained some elementary vocabulary and be able to understand, ask and answer questions using simple sentences.

Course details

Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 25 - Nov. 27, 2018 (SJE02)
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street, Room TBA
Course fee: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Michelle Price
Materials: TBD

Register for Tuesdays (Sept. 25 - Nov. 27)

Upcoming dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 26 - Nov. 28, 2018 (SJE01)
Time: 7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street, Room TBA
Course fee: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Heidi Brown
Materials: TBD

Register for Wednesdays (Sept. 26 - Nov. 28)

About the instructor(s)

Ms. Price and Ms. Brown are professional certified teachers with the local ASD-S district.

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