Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 303 (Level 11)

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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.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 302 or who have completed 245 hours of recent face to face tuition. This course will teach you how to recall events and memories, provide you with highly detailed descriptions and further your ability to express emotion and feeling. Grammatical themes will cover the past tense in detail, indirect speech and further subjunctive verb use.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Expression des sentiments confiance méfiance colère joie et tristesse
  • L’amour et l’amitié
  • Le doute et la probabilité
  • Les superstitions
  • Expressions de l’hypothèse
  • La géographie et les regions de France
  • Descriptions détaillées de personnes et de lieux
  • Raconter ses souvenirs
  • Appréciation de tableaux, films ou spectacle
  • Declarative sentences and word order
  • Interrogative sentences and word order
  • Precise questions
  • Exclamatory sentences


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

Prescribed text

Handouts are provided in class.

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.

  • Once again the tutor has led our French class well, making our lessons topical and relevant whilst delivering the necessary language learning skills at the same time.

  • An excellent instructor who has fresh new material (including readings) for every class which helps us cement our grammar knowledge by reinforcing previous topics.