French First Year is offered in two delivery modes: Intensive (begins in January, for 10 weeks in two weekly evening sessions of three hours each) and Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run weekly for 30 weeks in 2 hour sessions).
The Course is Suitable for:
The French First Year course is designed for beginners of the language. While completion of the Introduction to French course at PCE will be an advantage, this is not essential.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you. However in the first instance we encourage you to self-assess your language level.
Intended Course Outcome:
PCE's French First Year and French Second Year courses together will, over the 2 levels of study, deliver content covered in the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
For description of CEFR A1 language ability, please see the language proficiency grid.
The course will follow a format where students will learn from teacher-directed instruction and task-based activities; this format provides learners greater opportunity to interact in the target language and learn the structure of the language from functional use. There will be some use of English initially, however this will reduce as the course progresses and French will be used increasingly as the medium of classroom instruction.
The course is delivered by experienced adult educators and the teaching style is interactive, giving students the opportunity to learn with, and from, others.
Students are expected to spend an equal amount of time on individual study between sessions.
Certificate & Assessment:
Intensive and Full Year students have the option to have their language competency assessed during the course; if the required standard is achieved for the course, and the attendance requirement is met, students will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.
Payment Options, Concessions and Discounts:
- Discounts and concessions are applicable to this course.
- A part payment option is also available for this course (Note: Part payment option is only applicable when enrolling at early registration fee)
- HECS/FEE-HELP cannot be used to pay for this course.
Please note: Entry to full year courses is possible at any time of the year. It is the responsibility of the student to determine they have the required language competency to cope with the course content at the point of entry and the course delivery format