French Intermediate Stage 1 (Dominique Partridge) - Northern Beaches Community College

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French Intermediate Stage 1 (Dominique Partridge)

Course Outline:

In this class, students are familiar with the main tenses (présent, futur proche, passé composé and imparfait). Students will continue to build up all aspects of the language in a systematic manner along with constant revisions throughout the term. We will cover listening, speaking, writing and reading skills in a social and interactive environment. Various aspects of French culture will be discussed. Homework is essential for the successful completion of the course. If you are unsure about your suitability, we can put you in touch with the instructor to discuss your level

This class will be held face to face

If class is held via Zoom:

Virtual Classroom

Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join the Zoom class:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

What to Bring:

A pen and a notebook.

Two new textbooks (either ebook or paperback will be suitable for the class) :

Communication progressive du Français – Niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1) –2nd Edition - CLE international, by Claire Miquel.

Available from :

·       CLE online, as E-book at Communication progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1) - Ebook interactif - Licence 3 ans - Livre + exercices interactifs autocorrectifs + Appli-web - A télécharger / A consulter en ligne - Manuel numérique élève ( (30 €)

·       Abbey’s language bookshop, as paperback at ($89.95) - Not currently in store, but you can order it.

Read & Think French, Premium 3rd Edition – McGraw Hill Professional

Available from:

·       Google Play books, as an ebook. ($9.99)

·       Booktopia, as paperback at ($26.25)

Please call and check with the office on 9970 1000 to confirm the class is going ahead before purchasing your book. NBMC is not liable to for any loss incurred from purchasing a textbook if a class is cancelled.

About The Tutor:

Dominique Partridge:

Dominique Partridge is an experienced tutor and has been tutoring at Mosman Evening College and now at Northern Beaches & Mosman College. She grew up in the countryside of France and has worked in Paris and London before moving to Australia. Dominique's experience in teaching and her in-depth knowledge of both, the French and English language, ensures her classes are of high standard. She uses up-to-date teaching methods and her classes are fun and stimulating!

$305 Limited inc GST / $274.50
French Intermediate Stage 1 (Dominique Partridge)

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Course testimonials:

  • Dominique is a fabulous teacher. We have a great class which has transcended learning to friendship and support, important at the moment that's for sure!
  • Our teacher , Dominique , is a very gifted teacher who copes very well with different abilities, personalities and recently teaching on Zoom . Highly recommend.
  • Good pace of learning. Good teacher and friendly group of students. Good sized class. Zoom worked ok after getting used to it.

Contact us

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William Street,
Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113