Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 403 (Level 15)

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


This course aims to consolidate and build upon your knowledge through the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, further to those gained in previous courses. More complex grammatical structures will be introduced in order to improve all essential language skills.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • talk about your consumption and your buying habits
  • make comparisons
  • characterise objects and services
  • negotiate and discuss a price
  • report speeches
  • warn someone about something.


This course covers the following topics:

  • comparisons
  • compound relative pronouns
  • report speeches (present tense)
  • report speeches (past tense) and sequence of tenses
  • vocabulary: consumption, the Internet, negotiation
  • phonetic: accents and nasals.

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 402 or those who have completed 345 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

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.