Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 402 (Level 14)

French. Learn French with us.

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 401 or who have completed 320 hours of recent face to face tuition.

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)


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.