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A first taste of the French language, this course is for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of the language is required. By the end of this course, you will already know enough to get by in French: you will be able to cope with the most common everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions, and you will be able to understand people when they speak to you about the situations covered.
Unit 1 - Greetings - You will be able to greet people in French, give your name and ask how people are.
Unit 2 - Professions - You will be able to ask and answer questions about your job in French; you will also be able to ask about and give your phone number.
Unit 3 - Nationalities and languages - You will be able to say where you come from in French and give the language you speak; you will also be able to ask other people about these subjects.
Unit 4 - Family - You will be able to talk about the people in your family (or, if you prefer, other people’s families) and say how old they are.
Unit 5 - Time and transport - You will be able to tell the time and give days and months in French; you will also be able to ask for a ticket on public transport.
Unit 6 - Freetime activities and weather - You will be able to say what you like or don’t like, and also talk about your freetime activities in French; you will also be able to say what the weather is like at the moment or at particular times of the year.
Unit 7 - Shopping for clothes - You will be able to ask about something in a shop in French, understand and talk about prices, and also describe clothes.
Unit 8 - Shopping for food - You will be able to talk about different meals, also food and drink; you will know what to say to buy these things from a shop using French.
Unit 9 - Accommodation - You will be able to book accommodation and check in using French, also know how to ask questions and talk about simple problems.
Unit 10 - Restaurants - You will be able to understand the main items on a menu and order a meal in a restaurant.
French Level 1 Beginners Course
Nestled in a charming historic villa in the heart of Parnell, we exhibit a beautiful and ever changing selection of Fine Art.
Enjoy beaches, forests, cafes, sunshine and friendly faces!
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Tutor: Luisa Antonello
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Build on the skills gained at Beginner level.
Covers grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and speaking. *Price for Non-Resident is $324, please pay the remaining amount at the Parnell Trust office.
Tutor: Judy O'Brien/Denise Omar