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French Beginners Level 3

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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 our Level 1 and Level 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, Jan. 27 to March 10,2021 (6 weeks - no class March 3)
Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $149 (No HST)
Instructor: Aimable Rwamucyo

Register for Jan. 27-March 10, 2021

About the instructor

Aimable Rwamucyo has over 15 years of experience in teaching French as a second language to adults with more than 12,000 hours in classroom. For most of his work, he has primarily taught the PFL2 program to employees from the Government of Canada and to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition, he holds a bachelor degree in communication from the University of Ottawa and has taken advanced courses in andragogy. He is therefore aptly suited to deliver French courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Under his tutelage, his students thrive in a positive learning environment.

Aimable Rwamucyo possède une expérience de plus de 15 ans comme enseignant de français langue seconde aux adultes. Il a déjà plus de 12000 heures en salle de classe. Pour la plupart de son travail, il a surtout enseigné le programme PFL2 aux fonctionnaires de la Fonction publique du Canada et aux membres des Forces canadiennes. De plus, il détient un baccalauréat en communication obtenu à l’Université d’Ottawa et il a suivi des cours de perfectionnement en andragogie, ce qui signifie qu’en plus de sa riche expérience, il a aussi une formation pertinente et appropriée pour enseigner le français aux niveaux débutant, intermédiaire et avancé. Dans la classe d’Aimable, on apprend avec plaisir.

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