Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 102 (Level 2)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, you will learn the basics of language and build upon French 101. This course focuses on topics such as the city, accommodation, travel and outdoor activities. Grammatical and phonological elements are introduced as you work on your French speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • talk about your city
  • name and locate places in a town
  • obtain information about local accommodation and make a booking
  • find your way around (understand directions)
  • write a postcard
  • talk about the weather and leisure time activities
  • indicate your country of origin, or destination
  • talk about yourself, your hobbies and leisure time activities
  • talk about your profession.


  • The city
  • Accommodation when travelling
  • Writing a postcard when on holidays
  • Enquiring about, and booking accommodation
  • Giving your impressions about a place
  • Speaking about activities
  • Discussing the weather
  • Discussing tastes, activities and interests
  • Dissussing professions
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Prepositions for place
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Asking/answering simple questions: why/because
  • Asking “yes” or “no” questions
  • Irregular verbs at present tense: prendre/descendre/venir
  • Vocabulary for topics:
    • city
    • accommodation
    • postcard/mail
    • weather
  • Phonetic: un/une, accent grave/accent aigu, asking a question, de/d', pronunciation of -ent
  • Regular verbs + noun: aimer/adorer/détester
  • Irregular verbs at present tense + preposition: faire, aller, dire
  • Vocabulary for topics:
    • reality TV
    • hobbies
    • jobs
    • dating websites
    • family
    • body parts
  • Phonetic: feminine/masculine, working on specific sounds

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed French 101, or who have completed 20 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting.

Prescribed text

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.

Based on Dossier 2 and Dossier 3: Leçon 1 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

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Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

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


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

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What others say.

  • The tutor was excellent. We spent a lot of time conversing in French which improved my confidence with spoken french. I also liked the way we spent time correcting our pronunciation.

  • The course instructor was genuine, informative and fun. These qualities have helped me and others overcome our inhibition. I observe that I am starting to converse in French, and that fluency in the language would be possible. Also, I enjoyed the new textbook.

  • I enjoyed the company of my classmates as well as my tutor – they were all very active and passionate about learning french. The tutor also had a unique teaching style and kept sending us emails throughout the week maintaining communication. It was a very productive course for me.

  • The dedication of this tutor and enjoyment of the work was inspiring. I learnt so much with the varied methodology. A great teacher who I hope to have again sometime.

  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my return to French studies (after many years) with the help of Continuing Education.

  • I have enjoyed learning French as I have wonderful classmates and a great teacher that make each class fun and interesting. Thank you so much.

  • Our tutor was not only a highly competent and professional teacher, our lessons were engaging, stimulating, challenging, vibrant and fun. I looked forward to each class immensely and always departed each class with a hunger to learn more.

  • The tutor was very personable and knowledgeable. They were great with helping us learn the culture as well as the language.

  • The course was very comprehensive and well-tutored. Highest compliments!

French Course 102 (Level 2)

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What others say.

  • If you’re looking for a French course to take, look no further - this is the one you’re after! This was the best language course I’ve ever taken. I got so much from this course thanks to my professor, who made the course fun and interesting in a stress-free environment.
  • We had an excellent French teacher who provided so many different ways to learn, giving us options for activities, websites, movies, and always encouraging us to speak up in class and practice what we've been learning.
  • Our class had a great tutor and the classes were informative and fun.
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