Everyday French & culture

Course code: 19017
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Tuesday 10.15am Weekly
Starts: 5-Feb  Ends: 10-Dec

This course is for advanced beginners who can understand and use familiar everyday expressions, can phrase simple basic sentences, can introduce him/herself and others, ask and answer questions about personal details (where he/she lives, people he/she knows), can interact in simple French when spoken slowly.

The course is a treasure of information about culture and enables you to survive in French speaking countries. It covers travel, health, services, leisure and socialising, emergency situations and much more.  Easy grammar is part of the lessons as well as practising simple day to day conversations

Recommended books: DK Eyewitness Travel, 15-Minute French; Schaum’s outlines of French Grammar  (6th edition)

Prerequisites: Students must have good basic knowledge of French

Ernst Hackenbroich
Ernst was born in Cologne, Germany, where he was educated and studied business administration with emphasis on international trade. He has worked in many countries in Europe and Asia. He was Managing Director of Degussa Australia, with activities in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, precious metals and gold mining. During his  retirement, Ernst was a part-time student at the Institut d’Etudes Francaises, La Rochelle/France (International Business School) and is holder of ‘C 1’ and ‘C 2’ Certificates of the European Union for French.  He taught French and German at several Melbourne U3As and assists young Australian students to improve their foreign language skills.

Last updated 3 November 2018