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Beginners Level 2

Communication Skills 1:

  • Being able to make contact with somebody, to greet them formally or informally, to apologize, to spell, to count up to 100
  • Knowing when and how to use 'tu' or 'vous'
  • Getting familiar with genders (masculine and feminine) of inanimate words

Communication Skills 2:

  • Being able to introduce yourself or others and ask somebody else to introduce themselves.
  • Knowing how to fill in a form
  • Knowing the 'definite articles': le, la, les
  • Knowing all the subject personal pronouns: je, tu, etc
  • Knowing how to ask and answer questions related to name, age, address, telephone number, email address, nationality
  • Knowing how to use the verbs (conjugate),être, avoir, s'appeler, 'habiter, travailler, apprendre in the present tense
  • Knowing adjectives of nationality (masculine and feminine), names of countries and their gender

Communication Skills 3:

  • Being able to deliver personal information
  • Being able to express an opinion (penser, aimer, adorer, détester) 
  • Being able to express what we like and dislike, what our passions and dreams are 
  • Knowing how to use the negative form: ne…….pas
  • Being able to talk about our hobbies/pastimes,
  • Being able to ask somebody else to talk about themselves
  • Knowing interrogative words: qui, quand, où, quel/le, combien
  • Being able to deliver personal information about somebody else
  • Being able to express possession
  • Knowing when to use 'possessive adjectives': mon, ton, son, ma, ta, sa

Communication Skills 4:

  • Knowing days of the week and months
  • Knowing the times of day
  • Knowing the prepositions + names of countries: en France, au Portugal
  • Communication Skills 5:
  • Being able to spell
  • Knowing the alphabet
  • Knowing when and how to use tu or vous
  • Knowing adjective of nationalities (masculine/feminine)
  • Knowing names of languages
  • Knowing names of countries and their genders
  • Knowing the definite articles: le, la, les
  • Knowing the subject personal pronouns: je, tu, il, elle, nous, vous, ils, elles
  • Knowing how to use and conjugate in the present tense the verbs être and s'appeler

Communication Skills 5:

  • Have some notions of what the Francophonie is


To sum it up in terms of grammatical knowledge:

- definite (le,la, les) and indefinite articles (un, une, des) and when to use them
- how genders work: masculine/feminine
- singular/plural: changes
- verbs: how to conjugate (être, avoir, s’appeler); verbs in er (aimer, habiter, etc) in the present tense, which implies knowing the subject personal   pronouns: je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles
- how to use the negative form: ne……….pas
- interrogative words: quel/le, qui, où, quand

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