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Fall in love with what many believe is the most romantic of all the Latin-derived languages; spoken in 29 countries across five continents.

Thu 14 Jul 2022 - Thu 08 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

Wed 12 Oct 2022 - Wed 07 Dec 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Course outline 

Topics covered in each lesson: 

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist 
  • Topic 2: Telling the time, talking about the weather 
  • Topic 3: Taking a train – asking for information at the station.  
  • Topic 4: Describing your daily schedule: reflexive verbs – framing affirmative and negative statements or questions 
  • Topic 5: Ingredients for a recipe: the partitive article - using ‘some’ in statements, ‘any’ in questions, affirmative and negative forms
  • Topic 6: Talking about the past with the passé composé 

French 3 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should: 

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as travelling by train, describing your habits and routine, and talking about past events  
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through for example, its fêtes, such as le Quatorze Juillet, the Fête du Travail and the Fête de la Musique or learning about its overseas territories, such as la Nouvelle-Calédonie 

Who should enrol 

The course is designed for beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture.  

What our students say

"French 3 was my first introduction to CCE. I was impressed! The course was well paced, the teacher was excellent and the material was a good mix of practical information, cultural insights and just enough theory to explain concepts."

"Very experienced teacher who has a very calm way of teaching and doesn't seem to get flustered in a classroom environment. Her classes are fun and her teaching methods varied, which keeps things interesting."

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

Our courses, from French 1 – French 4, is based on textbools that cover A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each session will be roughly 20 hours of learning.

Tue 19 Jul 2022 - Tue 13 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Wed 12 Oct 2022 - Wed 07 Dec 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

Course outline

Topics covered in each lesson:

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist
  • Topic 2: Describing people using adjectives; making negative statements
  • Topic 3: Going shopping; choosing, buying and paying.
  • Topic 4: Renting an apartment: reading an advertisement, discussing features; asking questions; pronouns and prepositions
  • Topic 5: Asking for and giving directions; the verb prendre; making direct statements
  • Topic 6: Avoiding repetition by replacing a place name with the pronoun y
  • Topic 7: On holiday: what to do, where to go; the different meanings of on

Studying French 2 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as describing people and places, going shopping, and finding your way 
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing French culture, such as national pride in the French language and la cuisine française                                                                        

Who should enrol

The course is designed for beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture. 

What our students say

"French is a beautiful language and CCE is convenient for ANU students."

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

Our courses, from French 1 – French 4, is based on textbools that cover A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each session will be roughly 20 hours of learning.

Wed 20 Jul 2022 - Wed 14 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Online

Wed 12 Oct 2022 - Wed 07 Dec 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Fall in love with what many believe is the most romantic of all the Latin-derived languages; spoken in 29 countries across five continents.

Course outline

Topics covered in each lesson:

  • Topic 1: Greeting others, introducing and talking about yourself. Learning the verb être.
  • Topic 2: French spelling: accents and the alphabet. Gender: recognising masculine and feminine words with different forms of the.
  • Topic 3: Occupations: yours and others’. Towns, countries and nationalities near and far. Learning to use the different forms of a and an.
  • Topic 4: French numbers: counting, age, phone numbers, addresses, the date and year.
  • Topic 5: Using verbs to make affirmative and negative sentences: avoir, aller and verbs ending in –er, such as parler and regarder.
  • Topic 6: Ownership and belonging: relating people and things
  • Topic 7: Asking questions and providing answers
  • Topic 8: Looking for and finding someone or something
  • Topic 9: Using prepositions to locate people and objects 

Studying French 1 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as greeting people, talking about your likes and dislikes, asking and answering questions
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing French culture, such as the range of public holidays or the correct way to address people.  

Who should enrol

The course is designed for complete beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture. 

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

Our courses, from French 1 – French 4, is based on textbools that cover A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each session will be roughly 20 hours of learning.

No dates are currently scheduled.

For those who have completed French 3 or the equivalent, this course focuses on increasing your French language skills confidence. A variety of impromptu and prepared speaking and listening exercises will be introduced including reading and writing activities based on fiction and non-fiction as well as non-print sources and online materials. Cultural aspects of France and the Francophone world will be an important focus of the course.

Course outline

Topics covered in each lesson

  • Topic 1: Revision with a bilan or checklist 
  • Topic 2: Giving and refusing permission; the different meanings of  il faut + infinitif:  Il faut partir tôt.  Il ne faut pas fumer. 
  • Topic 3: The verb pouvoir and related verbs devoir and vouloir, savoir and falloir; the verb connaître 
  • Topic 4: Talking about the future: different forms of the future tense; using si with the present and future tenses and quand with the future tense 
  • Topic 5: Telling, suggesting, or ordering people to do or not do something: imperative verb forms – Entrez,  N’entrez pas. 
  • Topic 6: Le COD : using direct object pronouns –  me, te, le, la, nous, vous, les – in the present and past: Il me voit. Il ne me voit pas.   Il m’a vu/e. Il ne m’a pas vu/e.  

Studying Intermediate French 1 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should: 

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as what you can, must or cannot do; who and what you know; talking about future plans and possibilities 
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing its music or aspects of popular culture such as BDs or the trendy use of English          

Who should enrol 

The course is designed for continuing students who are interested in, and enjoy, extending their understanding of French language and culture. 

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

Our courses, from French 1 – French 4, is based on textbools that cover A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each session will be roughly 20 hours of learning.