Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 401 (Level 13)

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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.

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


The aim of this course is to consolidate and improve upon the knowledge gained in previous courses in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, and reading and writing skills. The course covers 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 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 who have completed 295 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is 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

To follow.

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.

What others say.

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