Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 403 (Level 15)

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


The aim of this course is to consolidate and improve 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.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Talk about their consumption and their buying habits.
  2. Make comparisons.
  3. Characterise objects and services.
  4. Negotiate and discuss a price.
  5. Report speeches.
  6. Warn someone.


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 345 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.