CLASS SCHEDULING STRUCTURE
Classes are offered over 4 X 10 Week Terms. Classes are 1.5 hour sessions.
Cost : $200 per 10 week Term
There are currently 3 Beginners Classes, 2 Intermediate Classes and 1 Advanced Class.
Absolute Beginners Classes are offered as 5 week 'Taster' Modules at the
commencement of each term if there are a minimum of 5 students.
These classes (1 hour sessions) would cost $75 for 5 lessons.
Classes are held at GWYNNEVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Which level of Beginner are you?
On average, starting from scratch, 4 Terms at AFI (one year) should get you past Beginners level, especially if you do some extra learning yourself, online, Duo Lingo etc.
You may not be able to hold a long narrative conversation but you should be able to answer or ask basic things in everyday French and use basic sentences using present, past and future usage.
E.g I am learning French...
I learned 20 verbs and survived . . .
I will do somersaults when I am fluent in French ...
Term 1 (5 weeks) Français pratique
1 Se présenter, parler de ses loisirs, parler de sa
2 Parler de sa jeunesse (imparfait), Parler du weekend
passé (passé composé), Parler de Wollongong
3 A l’hôtel. A la banque. A l’office de tourisme
4 A l’aéroport : Dans un restaurant/café,lLouer une
5 Parler d’une ville/un village / Parler de sa routine
Term 1 (5 weeks) France tourisme
2 Haute Savoie
4 Pays de la Loire
5 Pays basque
Term 2 (5 weeks) Pays francophones
2 Ile Maurice
3 La Réunion
4 France- Paris
5 La Belgique
Term 2 (5 weeks) Myths and legends
Raconter une histoire
1 Greek and Roman
2 Breton / Arthurian
5 Pierre Gripari- 2 stories
There is no need to enrol or pay before joining a class. Contact by email, SMS or call to let us know which level you prefer. You can try various classes beforehand to ascertain where you feel most comfortable.
TEL 4228 6214
MOB 0412 451 010
Alliance Française Illawarra
Acc No 515040351
Reference for payments
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Term 3 (5 weeks) Literary Extracts
1 Albert Camus – l’étranger
2 Guy de Maupassant – Deux amis
3 Michel Bussi Nymphéas Noirs
4 Muriel Barbery L’élégance du hérisson
5 Marcel Pagnol Jean de Florette
Term 3 (5 weeks) Popular films (Extracts)
1 Bienvenue chez les ch’tis (Comedy)
2 Manon des Sources (Pagnol classic)
3 Ratatouille (cartoon- children’s)
4 Neuilly sa mère (Integration – social and
5 Les trois mousquetaires (Historic – classic)
Term 4 (5 weeks) News and current affairs
(Depending on what’s happening at the time)
Term 4 A gallop through French history
1 Prehistory and Gaul
4 The Revolution
5 First World War
2021 TOPICS for
5 WEEK Interest Modules
Presenter : Geoff Galagher
What defines Intermediate Level?
At Intermediate level, basic grammar elements and vocabulary from Beginners are revised and extended with more practice and repetition of spoken French.
Basic Pronunciation and simple sentence corrections should be minimal.
Most students will remain at Intermediate level for many years, but you would ceratinly beat a level where you can hold your own in everyday situations in France.