Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 402 (Level 14)

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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 B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


This course covers more complex areas of speech relating to clarity, accuracy and checking you’ve been understood. Your ability will be furthered by covering the grammatical themes of compound relative pronouns, the choice of the infinitive rather than a conjugated verb and the future perfect.


This course covers the following topics:

  • le monde du travail
  • loisirs, vacances, congés payés
  • l’humour et les différences culturelles
  • la francophonie
  • raffiner son discours – s’assurer qu’on est compris, illustrer et préciser ses propos, remplacer un mot par un autre quand on cherche ses mots…
  • grammaire: pronoms relatifs composés (pour lequel, avec lequel, duquel…); le futur antérieur; les constructions infinitives (je crois pouvoir répondre).

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 401 or those who have completed 320 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 3 B1 Livre d’Eleve & CD-ROM by Sylvie Pons et al, ISBN 9782011558145.

Alter Ego Plus 3 B1 Cahier d’Activites Book & Audio CD by Sylvie Pons et al, ISBN 9782011558152.

Based on Dossier 1 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 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.

What others say.

  • Très agréable! The tutor was excellent and kept the group going through the work at a necessary pace. Very enjoyable. Looking forward to next term!
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