Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

French. Learn French with us.

If you want to learn to speak French, our French classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn French language and culture. Learn French the smart way with French courses at CCE, The University of Sydney.

This French course is the beginners French course and no prior knowledge of the French language is required. Ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, or as a stepping stone to start one’s path to mastering French, participants learn the basics of the language including greetings, manners, the alphabet, numbers and writing in French. Grammatical elements are also introduced as you start to work on your speaking and listening skills.

Course content

This French course covers the following topics:

For classes commencing prior to 1 July 2016

  • Greetings
  • Courtesy and manners
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Introducing yourself
  • Describing your family
  • Definite and indefinite article – singular and plural
  • Present tense of -er regular verbs
  • Present tense être, avoir, s’appeler, aller
  • Asking simple questions
  • Possessive adjectives

For classes commencing post 1 July 2016

  • Greetings.
  • Numbers.
  • Alphabet.
  • Communicating in class.
  • Greeting and taking leave.
  • Asking for and providing personal information.
  • Asking for the price of an item.
  • Telling someone about your likes.
  • The regular verbs in -er.
  • Irregular verbs s’appeler,être avoir.
  • Countries and nationalities.
  • Gender of adjectives.
  • Negative.
  • Articles and Possessive Adjectives.
  • Days and months.

Course delivery

This French language course is delivered as interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

For classes commencing prior to 1 July 2016

The French Experience by Bougard and Bordais (BBC Active 2003) ISBN 9780563472568

This French course is based on the Introductory Bienvenue and Units 1-2 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

For classes commencing post 1 July 2016

Alter Ego Plus 1 A1 Livre d’Eleve & CD-ROM by Annie Berthet ISBN 9782011558107

Alter Ego Plus 1 A1 Cahier d’Activites & Audio CD by Annie Berthet ISBN 9782011558114

This French course is based on the Introductory Units 0-1 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Prescribed textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us that the course will proceed. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to class commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • I really enjoyed the classes. The teacher created an environment that encouraged you to practice your skills without feeling embarrassed.

  • Very happy with our teacher who is very enthusiastic. The class is a delight and a definite motivation to improve our french and learn in a systematic way.

  • I originally studied schoolgirl French in the early 1960s, so returning to a classroom after such a long time was quite a challenge. However the tutor was very competent and was able to make me feel comfortable with this daunting experience. It was great to delve into French again after such a long time and I hope to continue with further classes next year.

  • Special thanks to the tutor of this course whose way of teaching is very effective and caring.

  • Enjoyable user-friendly course content. The tutor was very approachable and patient with the group.

  • We had a great tutor. It was educational and exceeded my expectations with the teaching and what I took away from the lessons. I looked forward to attending class each week and now I am confident in continuing with French classes in the future.

  • Our teacher was excellent – great sense of humour, patient and very inclusive. We all took part in everything – a great success.

  • I liked the tutor’s style of teaching very much – inclusive of everyone, relating well to everyone, and managing the classroom well. I also liked the breadth of inputs – culture and history as well as language.

  • The teacher was exceptional – I am a teacher myself and was impressed with their ability to engage all students.

  • The french course 101 is outstanding and very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes, always looked forward to them, and never fell asleep.The tutor is an excellent and wonderful teacher. I will definitely be signing up for the upper level courses.

  • We had a fabulous tutor who worked at a steady pace with regular testing on the progress of all students. The tutor was happy and very approachable.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the course and looking forward to the next. Our teacher was very enthusiastic, well prepared and was a pleasure to have them teach us.

  • Our tutor is a natural educator who kept the class interested and focused due to their enthusiasm and experience. It was a pleasure to attend the course every week. I look forward to continuing on this learning journey.

French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners
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$314 inc GST

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