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College of Extended Learning

French Beginners Level 3

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CCOM 2704

Continue to improve your French with this Level 3 Beginners course. This course is for you if you meet the criteria listed in our level 1 and 2 beginner courses, 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.

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 self-test, with attached answers.

No materials are required.

Course details

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 5 to April 15, 2020 (10 weeks - no class March 4)
Wednesdays, April 29 to June 3, 2020 (6 weeks)
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
19 MacAulay Lane, Carleton Hall, Room 217
Course fee: $179 (No HST) (10 weeks)
$135 (No HST) (6 weeks)
Instructor: Mark Temelini

Register for April 29 - June 3, 2020

About the instructor

Mark Temelini has been mastering French for many years. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics and is an instructor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at UNB. 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.

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