Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 304 (Level 12)

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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 303 or who have completed 270 hours of recent face-to-face tuition. This course covers emotional expression of fear, hope and concern, how to make suggestions and how to express regret. Your ability will be furthered by covering the grammatical themes of present participle and conditional sentence structure.


This course covers the following topics:

  • La vie au travail et en enterprise
  • La consommation
  • la mode et la folie des soldes
  • Les fêtes et surconsommation
  • Le commerce équitable
  • Les Français et l’argent
  • Peurs, espoirs et inquiétudes
  • Suggestions
  • Prédictions
  • Regrets et reproches
  • Hypothéses
  • Le participe présent et le gérondif (en partant/ en rentrant…)
  • La cause et la conséquence (à cause de, du fait que, si bien que, etc.)
  • La condition (si, à supposer que, à moins de/que…)
  • La concordance des temps (imperative clauses, independent clauses, dependent clauses and the indicative mood…)


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

Prescribed text

Handouts are provided in class.

Please Note

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