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Elementary Level 9

The level of that class corresponds to the B1 level in the CEFR: The Common European Framework of Reference For Languages
'In this class, students are expected to be able to 
- understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, shopping, leisure, travelling, etc. 
- deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. 
- produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
- describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.'

In term of grammatical knowledge* it translates in 
a) knowing when and how to use the following tenses: 
- le présent de l'indicatif
- les futurs: proche et autre
- l'impératif présent
- le passé composé and know the rules of 'agreement'
- l'imparfait de l'indicatif and have a notion of when to use one (le passé composé) or the other (l'imparfait de l'indicatif)
b) in having a notion of 
- le conditionel présent 
- le présent du subjonctif
c) in knowing when and how to use 
- les pronoms personnels compléments 'object pronouns'
. d'objet direct 'direct objects' (me, te, le, la, l', nous, vous, les)
. d'objet indirect 'indirect objects' (me, te, lui, nous, vous, leur)
. toniques 'disjunctive pronouns' (moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, elles/eux) 
* not exhaustive

For a self assessment , you can go to TABLE 2 Common Reference Level: self-assessment grid, page 35 of The Common European Framework of Reference For Languages For Languages: learning, teaching, assessment. 

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  Fri 25th - Mon 28th May/2018
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  Sat 23rd Jun/2018
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