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Entre Nous 1 - French Course Melbourne A1 - inLanguage Boutique

TEXTBOOK 1

Covers the content of A1. It’s divided into 5 levels. Level 1 to 5. If you are a beginner you should start from Level 1 to gain confidence with the language!
Entre Nous 2 - French Course Melbourne A2 - inLanguage Boutique French

TEXTBOOK 2

Covers the content of A2. It covers all of the Intermediate levels! You should start with Intermediate 1 if you have already completed the content of A1.
Entre Nous 3 - French Course Melbourne B1 - Learn French inLanguage Boutique

TEXTBOOK 3

Covers the content of B1. It covers all of the Advanced levels! You should start with Advanced 1 if you are feeling comfortable with the A1 and A2 topics.
Entre Nous 4 - French Course Melbourne B2 - Learn French inLanguage Boutique

TEXTBOOK 4

Covers the content of B2. It covers all of the Upper Advanced levels! You should start with Upper Advanced 1 if you are feeling comfortable with the A1, A2 and B1 topics.

French A1 Overview

(Levels 1-5) - Textbook: Entre Nous 1 // Version Originale 1 (transitioning towards Entre Nous 1 for all levels)
  • Greetings
  • Asking basic questions to the teacher and classmates
  • Alphabet & key sounds’ pronunciation
  • Introducing yourself and others (name, age, nationality…)
  • Describing people and things (verb “être”)
  • Masculine and feminine, singular and plural of adjectives and nouns
  • Expressing possession and asking for things (verb “avoir”)
  • Numbers 0-100
  • Inquire about price 
  • Ordering at the bar/café
  • Vocabulary for expressing tastes and interests (aimer/détester)
  • Present tense of verbs ending “-er” (travailler)
  • Revision of level 1  
  • Ask questions(quel/quelle, est-ce que, qu’est-ce que?)
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Negative sentences
  • Describe your city or town (“il y a/ il n’y a pas de…”)
  • Locating sites, establishments and services of a town
  • Prepositions of places
  • “On” pronoun
  • Ask for directions
  • Vocabulary of transportation
  • Verb “aller”  (to go)
  • Revision of previous levels
  • Describing people close to you (family, best friends,…)
  • Some irregular verbs in the present tense like “prendre” (to take), “faire” (to do), “écrire” (to write), “venir” (to come), “sortir” (to go out)
  • Introduction to reflexive verbs (e.g: se doucher)
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Talking about interests and hobbies
  • Talking about habits and routines
  • Expressing time

changing to Entre Nous 1 in term 4 2020

  • Revision of previous levels
  • Talk about your daily life and routine
  • Introduction to reflexive verbs (e.g: se doucher) 
  • Vocabulary about fashion and clothing
  • Colours, sizes and materials
  • Buying or selling a product
  • Talking about the weather 
  • The verb “mettre” (to wear, to put on)
  • Talk about your food preferences 
  • In a restaurant: ordering and taking orders
  • Expressing quantity (partitives)

changing to Entre Nous 1 in term 1 2021

  • Revision of present tenses (reg. & irreg. verbs)
  • The verbs “savoir”, “pouvoir” and “connaître”
  • Practice conversation related to general topics 
  • Le futur proche”: aller + infinitive
  • The direct object pronouns
  • Arranging a date with friends
  • Talking about past experiences: “Le passé composé”
  • Temporal markers of the past
  • Talking about past experiences (déjà/pas…encore/jamais)
  • Expressing opinions and points of view

French A2 Overview

(Intermediate 1-5) - Textbook: Entre Nous 2
  • Revision of the past tense (passé composé)
  • Giving your opinion
  • Expressing emotions and difficulties
  • Talking about school experiences
  • Going to school in France
  • Indirect pronouns
  • Vocabulary related to housing and furniture
  • Describing your house
  • Renting a place in France
  • Lifestyle
  • Comparison (superiority, inferiority, equality)
  • Superlative 
  • Y pronoun
  • Talking about past events, past habits
  • Introduction of the “Imparfait” Tense
  • Compare past and present
  • Time markers
  • Expressing continuity and discontinuity
  • Indefinite adjectives and indefinite pronouns
  • Using Imparfait and Passé Composé together
  • Important events and characters of France
  • French history and culture
  • Talking about health: vocabulary of body part, describing pain and symptoms
  • Talking about sport
  • Imperative tense
  • Future tense
  • Making previsions
  • Talking about your own future and life plans
  • Temporal markers of the future tense
  • Expressing hypothesis – the “if- clause” (“Si”)
  • Expressing different degrees of certainty

changing to Entre Nous 2 in term 4 2020

  • Revision of future tense
  • Vocabulary to express probabilities
  • Politeness, etiquette
  • Ask for a favour
  • Revision of the imperative tense
  • Introduction of the conditional tense
  • Talk about love
  • Si clause
  • French and France in the world

French B1 Overview

(Advanced 1-5) - Textbook: Entre Nous 3
  • Topic 1 : Tourism, going abroad, traveling
  • Direct Object pronouns (COD) – review
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Plus-que-parfait – intro
  • Agreement of the past participle with AVOIR
  • Topic 2 : Music
  • Express emotions
  • Informal French, argot
  • Topic : Dreams, projects, fears, obstacles
  • Express emotions – review
  • Gérondif et present participle
  • Infinitif passé
  • Express regrets
  • Si clause with plus-que-parfait and past conditional
  • Topic 1 : beliefs, superstitions
  • Review of past conditional
  • Adverbs
  • Topic 2 : social media, appearances and reality
  • review of relative pronouns QUI, QUE, OU
  • Relative pronouns CE QUE and CE QUI
  • Express opinion
  • Subjunctive – introduction (with opinions and “il faut que”)
  • Topic : consumption, responsible consumption, scams
  • Review of passé composé and imparfait
  • Subjunctive – review
  • Impersonal structures (il faut, il pleut…)
  • Express discontent, complain
  • Direct Object pronouns (COD) and agreement of the past participle – review
  • Indirect Object pronouns (COI)
  • COD and COI
  • Y pronoun – review
  • EN pronoun – introduction
  • Structure a sentence with 2 pronouns
  • Topic : cinema
  • Express emotions and reactions
  • Talk about movies
  • Review of past tenses (passé composé, imparfait, plus que parfait)
  • Review of subjunctive : when to use indicative, when to use subjunctive
  • Express emotions
  • Topic : cinema (continuation)
  • Adjectives : place in a sentence, exceptions, vocabulary
  • Relative pronouns QUI, QUE and OU – review
  • Relative pronoun DONT – introduction
  • General review of Adv.6
  • Topic : education, school, alternative education, arts at school
  • Reported speech – introduction : direct and indirect speech (change of tense when the introductory verb is in the past)
  • Read and analyse a graph
  • Topic : information, the media, means of communication, fake news
  • Nominalisation
  • Passive voice
  • Verb “se faire”
  • How to communicate uncertain informations
  • Review of the two conditional tenses (present and past)
  • Express cause and consequence
  • Pronoun EN – review
  • Topic : social movements

French B2.2 Overview

(Upped Advanced 1-5) - Textbook: Entre Nous 4
  • Topic: health and food
  • The future of food
  • Cooking 
  • Ethics and consumption
  • Nominalisation – revision
  • Indirect speech – revision
  • Composed relative pronouns
  • Topic: youth, adulthood, old age, the generation gap
  • Relative pronouns (simple and composed) – revision
  • Comparison (progression and intensity)
  • Talking about your family
  • Expressing concession
  • Using sentence connectors
  • Topic: discrimination
  • Sentence connectors
  • Futur simple – revision
  • Future perfect (futur antérieur) – introduction
  • Passive voice – revision
  • “Se faire”, “se laisser” – verbs with passive meaning
  • Negative and restrictive structures
  • Topic: love and friendship
  • Expressing feelings
  • Expressing regrets
  • Agreement of the past participle
  • Expressing purpose

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