Improvers French classes Salisbury

Please see below a snapshot of what we will be looking at in our Improvers French course in Salisbury, starting on 16th January and taking place at 3:30pm every Wednesday at Wilton Community Centre (Room 4). The centre is just opposite the lovely Italianate church - map here.

This class is designed to bridge the gap between our Beginners Plus and Intermediate (both also in Salisbury) courses, but its syllabus is a bit more freeform than those of these other two classes. As a result, there is more flexibility for students to suggest other topics (eg, specific areas of weakness, roleplays or general French conversational practice) that they would like to work on as we progress through the programme.

Most of the topics will be introduced by listening to a typical French conversation. Some of these conversations are available to listen to on the Roleplays page of this site. Just click on the blue links below to listen to them.

Need more advice as to whether this is the right class for you? Don't hesitate to email, or call me on the number below.

# Name of topic Relevant vocab Grammar covered (verbs in green; tenses in red)
1 Juliette va à Poitiers
  • Family
  • Leisure time
  • Pouvoir and vouloir in the present
  • Using on as an alternative to nous
  • Possessive adjectives (my/your/his/her... etc)
2 Un dîner au restaurant
  • Meals
  • Food
  • Prendre and boire in the present
  • Emphatic pronouns (moi, toi etc).
3 Mes vacances avec les cousins
  • Family
  • Adverbs of frequency    
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Lire and écrire in the present
4 Panique dans l’autobus
  • Means of transport
  • Imperfect

5 Christian consulte un médecin
  • Human body
  • Health
  • Reflexive verbs (se lever, se dépêcher, se reposer...)
6 Se diriger en ville
  • Itineraries
  • Monuments
  • Irregular -er verbs in the present
  • Using venir de + infinitive
7 Quoi de neuf ?
  • Life events
  • Regions
  • Passé composé (Perfect tense): -er verbs
8 Grand-père a disparu!
  • Shops
  • Buying things
  • Passé composé: -re verbs
9 Week-end à l’hôtel
  • Making reservations
  • Speaking on the phone
  • Passé composé: -ir verbs
10 Dans le train
  • Travelling by train
  • Passé composé: using être as the helper
11 À la découverte de Lyon
  • Travelling by car
  • Opposites
  • Futur simple (simple future)
  • Using y
12 La recherche d’un emploi
  • Applying for jobs
  • Adverts
  • Computing
  • Conditionnel présent (conditional present)

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