Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 203 (Level 7)

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


This course aims to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills gained in previous French levels in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, and reading and writing skills. This course focuses on topics such as food, fashion and shopping on the Internet. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to expand language skills.


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

  • talk about food, your tastes and consumption
  • read and write a menu
  • describe an outfit
  • express a positive and a negative opinion (about clothes, people)
  • ask for/indicate the size of clothes, shoes
  • give advice about clothes
  • choose a gift
  • characterise an object and indicate its use.


This course covers the following topics:

  • speaking about culinary tastes and diet
  • understanding and composing a menu
  • describing an outfit
  • making a positive or negative comment (on clothes or people)
  • shopping for clothes
  • giving advice
  • choosing a present for someone
  • characterising an object and explain its function
  • prepositions de and à (in a recipe name)
  • partitive, definite and indefinite articles
  • negative quantity pas de
  • COD and COI pronouns
  • relative pronouns qui and que
  • vocabulary for topics: “food”, “Haute Couture”, “clothes”, “the Internet”, "gifts"
  • phonetic: expressing doubt & persuasion, working on specific sounds and spellings of sounds.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 202 or who have completed 145 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 7 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

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Please note

Selected Language 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.

  • Another great course, particularly liked the tutor who created a great learning environment. I’ll be enrolling in the next class!

French Course 203 (Level 7)

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