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Beginners Level 3

Communication Skills 1:

  • Being able to make contact with somebody, to greet them, to  apologise, to spell
  • Knowing when and how to use tu or vous
  • Understanding and being able to use some non-verbal  communicative gestures French people use
  • 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 the subject personal pronouns: je, tu, il, elle, vous
  • Knowing how to ask and answer questions related to name, age, address, telephone number
  • Knowing how to use the verbs (conjugate) être, avoir, s'appeler, habiter, travailler, apprendre in the present tense
  • Knowing adjectives of nationality
  • Knowing how to count from 1 to 69

Communication Skills 3:

  • Being able to deliver personal information
  • Being able to express an opinion
  • Being able to express what we like and dislike
  • Being able to talk about our hobbies/pastimes
  • Being able to ask somebody else to talk about themselves
  • 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
  • Knowing when to use du/de la in faire de la natation or faire du tennis
  • Knowing when to use on/nous
  • Knowing how to use negation: ne....pas
  • Knowing how to conjugate -er verbs in the present tense
  • Knowing names of sports, jobs
  • Knowing numbers after 69

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Upcoming Events

⚓️ 🍽️  Friday 23rd February (12.00pm): Marine Theme Lunch at Ché Bon in Ballina (bookings essential: info@afcdn.org.au).  Prior to lunch, there will be a group tour (in French) of the Ballina Maritime Museum.  

🤔 Saturday 24th February (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

🙋🏻‍♂️ Saturday 2nd March (10.00am): AFCDN Annual General Meeting at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre.  Enjoy morning tea with the members after the short meeting.

🎞️  Wednesday 6th March (3.30pm): Café du Coin at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Watch Subtraction, followed by a chat and nibbles in the cinema's Gatsby Bar.  Buy your own drinks (nibbles provided by AFCDN - gold coin donation, please).

🎞️  Thursday 7th March - Wednesday 27th March: Alliance Française French Film Festival at the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

🤔 Saturday 9th March (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia.

👩‍🎓 Monday 8th April: Term 1 French classes conclude this week.

👩‍🎓 Monday 6th May: Term 2 French classes commence this week.

🎞️  12th to 14th July: Mini French Film Festival at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Details to follow.