Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 401 (Level 13)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

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

We cover areas relating to speech delivery, introducing nuances and debating. Your ability to speak, write, listen and read fluently will be furthered by covering the grammatical themes of reflexive verbs in compound sentence structures, opposition with the subjunctive, the indicative or the infinitive.


This course aims to consolidate and build upon your knowledge gained in previous French courses in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills.


This course covers the following topics:

  • articuler un discours, introduction, développement, conclusion et techniques d’intervention à l’oral
  • les icones et les stéréotypes
  • les institutions républicaines
  • la francophonie
  • l’union européenne, dates, fonctionnement, limites
  • institutions publiques ou privées pour la santé, l'éducation, la poste, etc.
  • economie – instances internationals
  • les Trente Glorieuses et la Crise
  • l’argent
  • les indéfinis (certains, aucun, beaucoup, plusieurs, nuls…)
  • l’opposition et la concession (autant, tandis que, quand même, bien que, au lieu de...)
  • l’accord du participe passé
  • le passif
  • dependent clauses and the indicative mood
  • dependent clauses and the subjunctive mood
  • relative clauses.

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 304 or those who have completed 295 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 7: Leçon 3 and Dossier 8 of the above texts. 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 supplier


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.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

French Course 401 (Level 13)

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What others say.

  • Our teacher communicated very well and moved the class along at an acceptable pace for all involved. They were positive and encouraging to all students no matter their level of competency.
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