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College of Extended Learning

French Beginners Level 1

CCOM 2080

Develop your French conversational skills in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. By the end of this course, you will have some basic elementary vocabulary and be able to understand, ask and answer questions using simple sentences.

This course will cover greeting and farewells, making phone calls, talking about you and your family and other simple topics. You will learn the alphabet and French sounds, numbers, days and months, colours, telling time, adjectives, possession and some verbs in the present tense.

How do you know where to start? We outlined all our classes and compared them to the official language levels.

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA (coming FALL 2018)
Time: p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street
Room TBA
Course fee: $160 (+ HST)
Instructor: Mary Fraser (SJE01)
Mia Maillet (SJE02)


The textbook "Learn French the Fast and Fun Way" by E. Leete, 4th Edition - Barrons Educational Series. This book is available on Amazon. The text is also available through UNB bookstores.

About the instructor(s)

Mary Fraser is originally from Nova Scotia, and has been living and teaching language in Rothesay, New Brunswick since 2014. Mary worked in Spain, France and Luxembourg before accepting a job in a Canadian private school setting. Mary teaches language lessons for all levels, with a focus on oral and conversational instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Mary loves reading, writing, music and travel, and spending time with her daughters and husband Peter.

She is a watercolour artist, a children’s book author, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages, a Bachelor of Education specializing in Spanish, French and English, and she is currently studying her Master’s degree at St. FX University researching the role confidence plays in language acquisition.

Mia Mailett is a native francophone New Brunswicker with hands-on experience tutoring students in French as a Second language and working with at-risk youth outreach. Recently Mia has relocated back to NB after 10 years in Ottawa, where she was involved in teaching a variety of youth and adult training programs.

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