Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 301 (Level 9)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course aims to consolidate and build upon the knowledge gained in previous courses in relation to the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This course focuses on topics such as job applications, resume writing and the cultural differences between countries. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to expand your language skills.


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

  • look for a job: understand a job ad and indicate personal qualities for the job
  • apply for a job: write a resume and a motivational email; present yourself in a professional context and explain your past professional experience
  • give advice; warn
  • indicate necessary changes
  • talk about a country and its inhabitants
  • ask about a change of life
  • talk about cultural differences.


This course covers the following topics:

  • time markers: depuis, pendant, il y a ; pour + durée
  • grammatical structures to give advice
  • subjunctive mood to express necessity (regular and irregular verbs)
  • relative pronouns and dont
  • questions with inversion (past tense)
  • demonstrative pronouns (celui, celle, ceux, celles)
  • indefinite pronouns and adverbs: quelqu’un, rien, personne, nulle part
  • vocabulary for topics
    • studies
    • professional experience
    • job search
    • cover letters
    • corporation
    • business
  • some impersonal formulas to express necessity: il est important/essentiel de/que…
  • some expressions to talk about a country (living conditions, mentalities)
  • verbs and grammatical structures to express rules of living
  • phonetic: pronunciation of y and i according to the graphic context; pronunciation of the subjunctive; pronunciation of percentages.

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 204 or who have completed 195 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 2 A2 Livre d’Eleve & CD-ROM by Annie Berthet et al, ISBN 9782011558121.

Alter Ego Plus 2 A2 Cahier d’Activites & Audio CD by Annie Berthet et al, ISBN 9782011558138.

Based on Dossier 2: Leçon 2 and Dossier 3: Leçon 2 of the above text. The text is used for class 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.

Suggested textbook suppliers


Language Book Centre

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

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.

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  • I think our teacher (who is native French) is patient, youthful and fun whilst being very professional. Outstanding over four classes. I think the tutor helped keep the class together.

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