Level A1 101: True Beginner Class

Are you ready to jump-start your French? If you are a true French beginner or someone who wants to resume your studies of French after a long period, this class is for you.  This is an introduction to the foundation of French where you will learn basic useful words and expressions used in daily situations.

Language Requirement: none

Course Material:  Latitudes Level 1 Textbook and Exercise Book

Language Communication Objectives

  • Learn to introduce yourself
  • Ask & Respond to “yes or no” questions
  • Spell in French
  • Meet & ask for basic information about someone (name, address, phone number…)
  • Name the days of the week
  • Name a few professions

Grammar points

  • Difference between formal and informal forms of language
  • Verbs s’appeler, être, avoir
  • Alphabet & special characters
  • Gender (masculine and feminine) and agreement for nouns and adjectives
  • Subject pronouns
  • Adjectives of nationality
  • Numbers up to 69
  • The basic negative (ne…pas)
  • Introduction to possessive adjectives
  • Introduction to -ER verbs
  • Asking yes/no questions (using the intonation)

Society & Culture

  • France / Europe & French elsewhere