This does not seem an A1 concept. More like A2. It seems in the wrong catagory

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Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

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This does not seem an A1 concept. More like A2. It seems in the wrong catagory

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French lesson "Venir de + infinitive = To have just done (Le Passé Proche)"


Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017


Bonjour Laurie,
Je viens de lire votre question. Quite frankly, I am unclear how the grammar points in the lesson levels are decided. I do recall learning the use of «venir de + infinitive» early on but quite frankly I could not tell you at this point in time whether it was A1 or A2 but I am pretty sure it was along with le futur proche. Perhaps this is a question for the PLF or Kwiziq team to respond to.

From CLE international, «le Nouveau Sans Frontières, Niveau 1», I was able to locate le passé récent lesson. It is actually in the last chapter of 4 chapters which possibly begins the transition into the level 2 book.
I will certainly, at this point, leave any further discussion to the Kwiziq team to assist you in sorting this out.

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.


Kwiziq language super star

13 October 2017


Bonjour Laurie !

The reason we chose to place Le Passé Proche in A1 is that it's a very simple way for beginners to express an idea in the past, without having yet learned any past tense conjugation.
All it requires is Le Présent of "venir", which is indeed in A1.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

18 October 2017


I agree


Kwiziq community member

10 January 2019


Meh. A lot of things here aren't in the order I necessarily learned them in. Every book and website seems to be doing it differently. Duolingo won't get you above A2 if at all, yet it includes Plu-Perfect, Subjunctive, la mienne/la tienne etc. I've had an A2 graded reader teach auquel and duquel and a A2 textbook that taught ceci and cela (placed in C1 here) and there was some vague subjunctive sprinkled through this book as well. Yet some things placed in A1 and A2 here didn't seem to have been covered at all, like en and y and some of the idiomatic structures.

The good thing about this site is that you get access to all the level and can mix and match  without having to buy several books or programs or working through everything at a certain predetermined order. So here, I really don't think it matters so much what level it is placed in. I'm B1 and there are things in the A's I still need to work on and things in B2 and even C1 I have down pat.

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