General Language Courses

Here are the  General Language French courses being offered in Term 1, 2019, which runs from early February to early April.

I often refer to these courses as “all-skills”, as they take a holistic approach to learning French, allowing time to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The class structure is one that allows for student participation as well as traditional teacher-based learning. Students are given a small amount of homework each week and revision is built into every lesson. The classroom experience is designed to be enjoyable, informative and stimulating.

The French classes listed below are held in the Mosman Art Gallery, on the corner of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman. It’s a very handy location in Spit Junction, with on-street parking available as well as up to 3-hours parking in the Vista Street council carpark.

Please read through each course description to see which one is right for you.


Superior French (B2)

Wednesdays from 9.30-11.30am

For upper-intermediate and semi-advanced learners of French (or a B2 level) I offer a class where we read French from a variety of sources, listen to French in different contexts, discuss topics, and write texts. We practise speaking using a mix of guided exercises and off-the-cuff activities. We also work on some of the finer points of French grammar. This is a fun class which works on building confidence and competency as we marvel at the beauty of the French language and the idiosyncrasies of the French together. Students in this group would be familiar with more difficult language structures, tenses and moods such as the conditional and subjunctive, and all sorts of pronouns and conjunctions. There is no set text for this class. New students are welcome to come and join in the fun!

Time: Wednesdays from 9.30-11.30am

Dates: Term 1 runs from Wednesday 6 February to Wednesday 3 April (9 weeks)

Cost: 9 weeks = $335 per person  

Materials:  2 x Textbooks.

1. Latitudes 3 Livre d’élève (inc. 2 CD)   +   2. Latitudes 3 Cahier d’exercises (inc. 1 CD)

Stockists include Amazon on-line, the Book Depository on-line and Abbeys bookshop in Sydney’s CBD. There is little difference in price between the 3 stockists, so here is the link to the first text on Abbey’s website: https://www.abbeys.com.au/book/latitudes-3-livre-eleve-audio-cd.do

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, on the corner of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman

Enrol: Click here to go to the enrolment page.


Intermediate French (A2 -B1)

Wednesdays from 12.00-2.00pm

For intermediate learners of French (or a B1 level) I run this class.  This is a great class for people who have quite a bit of French under their belt, and who are now working on putting it all together! We work on developing all skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking through a variety of exercises, but are now putting much more emphasis on speaking. Students in this class would be familiar with the passé composé, the imperfect, future and conditional tenses (a little bit of subjunctive, even!) and would also know about object pronouns. We will continue with our textbook – the BBC French Experience 2 (and accompanying CDs) – at around Chapter 9. Please note that students are to purchase their own copy prior to term commencement (see below for stockists). New students are always welcome to join this fun group who are at an exciting stage with their French!

Please note this term we will also be using a Reader – Jeanne d’Arc. If you are new to the class this year, then you can purchase it from the teacher ($25).

Time: Wednesdays from 12.00 – 2.00pm

Dates: Term 1 runs from Wednesday 6 February to Wednesday 3 April (9 weeks)

Cost: 9 weeks = $335 per person

Materials:  BBC French Experience 2 and accompanying CDs (Stockists include Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney’s CBD; the Book Depository on-line/ Abebooks). Please allow ample delivery time prior to term start. Reader – Jeanne d’Arc – supplied by teacher.

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, on the corner of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman

Enrol: Click here to go to the enrolment page.


Lower Intermediate French (A2)

Wednesdays from 2.30-4.30pm

This class is suited to adult learners who are at a lower intermediate level A2-B1 level). This term we are continuing with our textbook, The French Experience 2 (and CDs) – around Chapter 7. All skills are developed in this well-rounded course. Students here would be confident using the present tense and the passé compose, the imperfect and the futur simple. They would know a good variety of adjectives and prepositions, too, as well as some object pronouns. Students in this class purchase their own copy of the text and accompanying CDs (see below for stockists). It’s a great time to join this friendly and fun class!

Please note this term we will also be using a Reader – Jeanne d’Arc. If you are new to the class this year, then you can purchase it from the teacher ($25).

Time: Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30pm

Dates: Term 1 runs from Wednesday 6 February to Wednesday 3 April (9 weeks)

Cost: 9 weeks = $335 per person

Materials:  BBC French Experience 2 and accompanying CDs (Stockists include Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney’s CBD; the Book Depository on-line/ Abebooks). Please allow ample delivery time prior to term start. Reader – Jeanne d’Arc – supplied by teacher.

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, on the corner of Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman

Enrol: Click here to go to the enrolment page.


 

Beginners French (A1)

Tuesdays from 12.30-2.30pm

Learning a second language is a fantastic goal for the new year! If you’ve decided to learn French, then come along to this all new Beginners class. Specifically designed for adult and older learners, this course has the perfect balance of language fundamentals combined with practising all skills required for language proficiency – reading, writing, listening and speaking. We will go at a gentle pace with constant revision included in the course format. We will be using the BBC French Experience 1 textbook and audio files (or CDs). Please purchase a copy once you have confirmation that the course is proceeding (as minimum numbers are required).

Time: Tuesdays from 12.30-2.30pm

Dates: Term 1 runs from Wednesday 6 February to Wednesday 3 April (9 weeks)

Cost: 9 weeks = $335 per person

Materials:  BBC French Experience 1 and accompanying CDs (Stockists include Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney’s CBD; the Book Depository on-line/ Abebooks). Please only order the textbook once you have received confirmation of the course proceeding.

Location: 7 Congewoi Road Mosman. This is a private residence and there is ample street parking available

Enrol: Click here to go to the enrolment page.