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French Beginners Level 1 (Online Course)

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CCOM 2081

Comment vas-tu? Take the mystery out of one of our province’s official languages. 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.

No materials are required.

Course details

Winter 2022

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, Jan. 25 to April 5, 2022 (10 weeks - no class March 8)
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Online
Price: $179 (No HST)
Instructor: Chantal Rieswick

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About the instructors

Chantal Rieswick was born and raised in New Brunswick. At 21, she went to Germany as an international student. She studied German and worked as a second language instructor for adults. She also taught business English and French at all levels in German companies./p>

After 22 years of living abroad, Chantal moved back to Petit-Rocher in 2009. She worked for the New-Brunswick Multicultural Council, Opportunities NB, the Chaleur Multicultural Association and the CCNB.

Chantal has a German certification in adult education for foreign languages, a Canadian certification in adult teaching from Université de Moncton, a facilitator certification for cultural diversity training from the NB Multicultural Council and a bachelor's degree in adult education from Université de Moncton.>

"Being a lifelong learner enables me to pass on my knowledge of languages and cultural experience in a pleasant working atmosphere."

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