French Beginners Level 3

CCOM 2704
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Continue to improve your French with this Level 3 Beginners course. This course is for you if you: meet the criteria listed in Levels 1 and 2; have a basic French vocabulary; and can form sentences and understand some spoken language.

The material 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 exercises.

By the end of level 3, you will have an extensive vocabulary and be able to understand, ask and answer questions using more complex sentences.

Level 3 covers chapters 17-25 of Living French: A Grammar-based Course.

Topics covered include:

  • interrogative pronouns, possessive pronouns, present tense of croire and devoir.
  • the imperfect tense, the present participle, prepositions plus gerund, present tense of conduire and rire.
  • negatives, inversion of subject and verb.
  • the conditional tense, use of si.
  • the infinitive after verbs, the infinitive after adjectives, the infinitive after nouns.
  • compound tenses, the passive, the verb devoir.
  • verbs + preposition + noun.
  • some problem prepositions; miscellaneous pronouns, adjectives and adverbs.
  • purpose, formation and rules of the subjunctive.

To help you choose your course level, please complete this downloadable self-test, with attached answers.

Materials: The required textbook for French Beginners 3 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
Dates: (FALL) Wednesdays, September 27 - November 29, 2017 (10 weeks)
                (WINTER) Wednesdays, January 24 - April 4, 2018 (10 weeks) (no class Mar. 7)
Location: Rm. 217, Carleton Hall, 19 MacAulay Lane, UNB Fredericton Campus (click here for campus map)
Course fee: (WINTER) $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. 27 - Nov. 29, 2017 class

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