In spite of the snow, we managed to have a class and even got it broadcast over the internet. You may still watch it again: I am emailing the password etc separately! —> French Classes TV
We started by practising times. Then, we used the questions you had prepared to initiate some conversation. After that we discussed the Imperfect, using the document I had emailed you (please read through the text again and make sure you know what it means – we’ll look over it next week again)
We started as usual by studying last week’s vocabulary in French. We then practised the future (see below) and had a look at the conditional (“would”). We will practise it more next week! Read More…
Devoirs: 1) Explain (in French!!) the vocabulary below.
2) Do the exercise (putting the text in the past tense): try and do it all, but if you find it tricky or don’t have much time, go at least up to : “freine brusquement”
3) Tell us something that has happened to you (something funny, odd, unusual) in the past week.
For our first lesson, we started by introducing one another, which was a good opportunity to revise how to ask questions and check out a few odds and ends. We then talked about likes and dislikes (food) which allowed us to revise the conjugations of the regular verbs ending in -er.
Finally, I just asked some random questions…
You have studied French at basic level and you are ready to start talking! This is the course for you: thanks to carefully designed exercises, your communicating skills will improve.
You can expect to learn more about the past and future tenses, whilst consolidating what you have already acquired.
We will be following a specific training programme, but this does not mean this will be definite and fixed: for me, it is important to follow the group’s needs, and adapt the course to your needs, rather than to what I have planned originally!
By the end of the course, you will have increased confidence with speaking and will be able to cope well with basic conversation, and you will be able to handle short newspaper articles etc…
Contact Lise today to check if this is the right class for you: Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!