French Beginners Level 1

CCOM 2081

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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.  Level I covers chapters 1-8 of Living French: A Grammar-based Course.

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

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

Materials: The required textbook for French Beginners I is Living French: A Grammar-based Course (by T W Knight, revised by Jean-Claude Arragon; published by: Hodder Education). This book is available on Some copies are available at the UNB bookstore.

Instructor: Mark Temelini
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
              (FALL Section 2) 7:30 - 9:00pm 
Dates: (FALL) (Section 1) Mondays, September 25 - December 4, 2017 (10 weeks) (no class Oct. 9) SOLD OUT!
              (FALL) (Section 2) Mondays, September 25 - December 4, 2017 (10 weeks) (no class Oct. 9)
              (WINTER) Mondays, January 22 - April 3, 2018 (10 weeks) (no class Mar. 5, Feb. 19, Apr. 2)
Location: Rm. 223, Tilley Hall, 9 MacAulay Lane, UNB Fredericton Campus (click here for campus map)
Course fee: $179 (no HST)

Mark TemeliniAbout the instructor:
Mark Temelini has been mastering French for many years. He holds a PhD in Classics and is an instructor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at UNB. He is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has extensive experience teaching post secondary students of all ages. He has lived in Montreal for 20 years and his proficiency in French earned him a university scholarship in France. He enjoys helping students understand, succeed and have fun during class.

Register for the Sept. 25 - Dec. 4, 2017 class (Section 1) SOLD OUT!

Register for the Sept. 25 - Dec. 4, 2017 class (Section 2)

Register for the Jan. 22 - Apr. 3, 2018 class

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