Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 102 (Level 2)

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.

The second level in the first year program. Suitable for those who have completed 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face to face tuition. Ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, you will learn the basics including greetings, manners, the alphabet, numbers and writing. Grammatical elements are also introduced as you start to work on your French speaking and listening skills.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Speaking about your city
  • Name and locate places in the city
  • Asking for/ give explanations about directions
  • Getting information about places to stay
  • Giving a simple itinerary
  • Enquiring and booking accommodations
  • Write a postcard
  • Giving your impressions about a place
  • Speaking about your activities
  • Giving the country of origin/destination
  • Tell about the weather
  • The definite and indefinite articles
  • Verbs prendre/descendre/venir


This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

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 the Introductory Units 2 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 5 days prior to 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.


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.

  • 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!