Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 201 (Level 5)

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

This course will expand on the work covered in French courses 101 to 104 (or equivalent). This course focuses on topics such as survey questionnaires, French rituals and phone conversations. Grammatical and phonological elements are also 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:

  • complete a simple survey questionnaire
  • talk about party rituals
  • engage in simple phone conversations
  • give advice
  • talk about past events
  • describe the physique of a person.


This course covers the following topics:

  • participating in a market research activity
  • talking about French rituals
  • calling/answering the phone
  • the imperative mode for asking advice
  • past tense (passé composé) for talking about past events
  • describing a person physically
  • giving information related to someone
  • asking questions (written and oral skills)
  • verbs –er/ -ir at present tense
  • the reflexive verbs: present and past
  • the pronoun on (1)
  • immediate past and near future
  • vocabulary for topics: “annual celebrations in France”, “travel”, “social media”, "people magazines"
  • phonetic: questions, working on specific sounds and spelling of sounds.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face 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 6: Lecon 1 and Dossier 7: Lecon 1 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

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What others say.

  • A superb tutor and the course is dynamic, interactive and fun! Without realising it, we are becoming more and more fluent in French, especially in everyday conversation.

  • Enthusiastic tutor who used variable methods including oral and visual to help aid our learning.

  • I again found the tutor to be very positive and motivated to help us as a class understand everything they introduced. I think they are doing a great job.

  • The tutor is excellent. They were well prepared for each lesson, provided constructive feedback and review of student work.

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What others say.

  • I again found the tutor to be very positive and motivated to help us as a class understand everything they introduced. I think they are doing a great job.