French – Beginners, Intermediate, Conversation


French Conversation

Tutor/Leader: Kaye Coates, Jenny Rizutto
Location: Dulap Wilim Hub
Timetable: Weekly on Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dates: 14 July 2021 to 15 December 2021
This group builds on basic French skills in a friendly & fun group, through conversation and some grammar practice.
We cover the various aspects of language, including grammar as we are always in need of revision and activities. Activities are varied and try to cater for different levels of expertise.
This group has been meeting for more than 10 years and continues to be popular. A basic understanding of French language is desirable please discuss your experience with the group leaders, Jenny Rizzuto and Kaye Coates: courses@u3asunbury.org.au

French Beginners

Tutor/Leader: Jill Dyson
Location: Dulap Wilim Hub
Timetable: Weekly on Fridays 10.00am-12.00pm.
This group runs weekly during school terms, though not everyone can make it every week! We cover basic French grammar, pronunciation and phrases suitable for travellers – topics such as introductions, family, eating and drinking, getting about, accommodation etc. 

We do lots of simple phrases and question and answer drills – greetings, what’s your name, do you have grandchildren, ordering a coffee etc – and have had a hilarious time trying to rote–learn numbers! The Beginners group uses the 15 Minute French book – that is, you’re supposed to practise for 15 minutes a day, but I’m sure most are far too busy for that, enjoying other U3A activities. Not everyone can attend every Monday but try to pick up where they left off with help from others, and that’s OK.  Note: as this is the second year for this group we are not taking new members; 10 are currently enrolled.  

Some of our French participants enjoying lunch together


French Intermediate –Not currently running.

Weekly group, building on grammar, phrases & vocabulary. This group commenced by listening to some song videos (e.g. the iconic & beautiful Françoise Hardy from the 60s) & built on that with drills on verbs in the various tenses, extended vocabulary & grammar. Everyone is enthusiastic & we try to have lots of fun!  If you have a basic understanding of French but would like to go a bit deeper, this class may suit you – discuss your experience with the group leader.