French Beginner 1

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Mon, May 23: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Wed, May 25: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Mon, May 30: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Wed, Jun 01: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Mon, Jun 06: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Wed, Jun 08: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Mon, Jun 13: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Wed, Jun 15: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Mon, Jun 20: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Wed, Jun 22: 6:15pm - 08:15pm
Location: 330 5th Ave
New York, NY 10001

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this basic french class:

Students will learn the basics of the language and be able to build up enough knowledge to read and write to a beginner plus level.

The course covers grammar, reading and writing practice while offering insight into the culture of the region. Given the subtle differences between European and American cultures, it is beneficial to the students to be aware of such differences which are embedded in the language.

This course is for students who fit this description:"I have no knowledge or understanding of the language, or just a very basic knowledge, perhaps no more than a few key words and expressions. I have no real idea about the grammar, and I have a very limited vocabulary."

Topics & Vocabulary
  • Greetings
  • Alphabet + letters combination
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Jobs
  • Numbers
  • Giving personal details (address, telephone number, email, age)
  • Filling a form
  • Food and drinks
  • Holidays in France and abroad
  • Describing a city (jobs and places)
  • Using a dictionary
  • Nouns – feminine, masculine, singular, plural
  • The verbs ‘être’, ‘avoir’ in the present tense
  • Articles – definite and indefinite
  • Adjective agreement in gender and number
  • Verbs in ‘ER’
  • Etre and Avoir
  • Prepositions of place
  • Il y a + Il n’y a pas
  • Word order: sentence/question
  • Key prepositions – à, dans, en, au, etc.
  • Yes/no questions
Cultural Content
  • Paris
  • Cities of France
  • French speaking countries
  • French names
  • Map of France
Skills Work
  • Lots of speaking/active practice
  • Role-plays
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation – key sounds

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Cancellation Policy

  More than 7 days before course start date: Cactus can offer you a full refund of your course up to one week before the advertised start date.

  Less than 7 days before course start date: You can transfer your booking to the next course at no extra charge OR we can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $50 administration fee.

  After the first lesson: You can transfer your booking to the next course at no extra charge OR we can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $50 administration fee.

  After the second lesson: We can issue you a refund of the course fee minus a $100 administration fee.  After the 3rd lesson: You will not be entitled to any refund and you will NOT be able to transfer your booking to the next course.

Teacher: French Native teacher

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Flatiron, Manhattan
330 5th Ave
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New York, NY 10001

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Reviews of Classes at Cactus Language Courses

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Attended: French Beginner 1

faboulous! The teacher, Christelle, is wonderful: enthusiastic, helpful, supportive, etc. I knew no French when I started and after 7 classes I now write a little in French and even speak some as well.

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