We had our first DELF course lesson today (Wed 26th Aug) with Céline at 10:30am in St Jean d'Aulps. We won't be meeting on 2nd September which means that the next lesson is at the same time and place, on 9th September.
We will have to do a lot of work on our own. So it will help to use books that cover grammar such as
Celine emphasised that we should use whichever books or resources we prefer.
Each lesson is 15 euros.
The four lessons available in September are
On the 9th we need to commit to how many lessons we are going to attend and then on the 9th, pay for those up front. The idea is that we commit to a number of lessons for an entire month so that lessons can be reliably planned and held.
Listen to radio stations like the following ones, as many of the listening extracts for DELF are pulled from these stations. You can find them all on an App called Radio France
For music listen to Cherie FM.
We were given a printed handout of a transcript of a radio interview between a journalist and an author called Kim Thuy. The author talks about her new (at the time) book (Le Secret des Vietnamiennes) which is a recipe book about centered around her passion for food and cooking.
She was asked in the interview what her favourite recipe book was. Weirdly it turned out to be one of her own, but then at the end she mentioned a favourite non-recipe book.
We each wrote our names on a piece of paper and our "passion". I listed my passion as "the internet". Others gave gardening, hiking, nature and health. Then we each took a piece of paper containing a name and passion, and wrote interview questions for the person we'd chosen. I had gardening. So my interview questions were :
Here's a list of the vocabulary we covered during the lesson. If you are on a mobile phone use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to see the full table.