Centre for Continuing Education

French Course 501 (Level 17)

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.

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

This French course is part of the fifth year French program at CCE and is suitable for those who have completed all levels of French up to 404 or who have completed 395 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

  1. Utilise their improved listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
  2. Exchange views on the social, cultural and linguistic context of each film reviewed.
  3. Adjust and rectify some grammatical and pronunciation points.
  4. Discuss some of the current linguistic, cultural and social trends, as well as elements of various political issues as portrayed in each film.


Learning French through the art of film can be both fun and productive. During this course, participants will review and discuss one French film each week, from classics right through to new release films. The discussion centred around these films will provide students with a springboard into various French cultural and linguistic activities.

Students will also have the opportunity to practice and consolidate their understanding of the nuances of the French language with their previous studies, and to expand and express their appreciation of this art. The grammatical component of the course will primarily be based on the difficulties students have encountered in their analyses, as well as grammatical points stemming from each subject area.

Intended Audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of French up to 404 or who have completed 395 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.