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Beginners Level 4

Communication Skills 1:

  • Being able to make contact with somebody, to greet them, to apologize, 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 both orally and in written French
  • 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 how to conjugate -er verbs in the present tense
  • Knowing vocabulary related to the family, to status (célibataire, marié/e, etc)
  • Knowing names of sports, jobs

Communication Skills 4:

  • Being able to speak about what you did in the past using verbs ending in -er, aller included
  • Knowing how  to conjugate 'e passé composé

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

🚐 📚 Thursday 18th April (2pm to 5pm): Le Van du Livre at the Ballina Community Garden on Swift Street.

🤔 Saturday 20th April (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

🤔 Saturday 4th May (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

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

🎞️  Wednesday 8th May (3.30pm): Café du Coin at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Watch Anatomy of a Fall, followed by a chat and nibbles in the cinema's Gatsby Bar.  Buy your own drinks (nibbles provided by AFCDN - gold coin donation, please).

🎶 Saturday 22nd June (11.00am): Fête de la Musique at the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic, and your choice of drinks, chairs, rug and enjoy music played in the eucalypt forest.  Guided walk in French at 11 am; picnic at 12pm. Teas and coffee provided.

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