Centre for Continuing Education

French Conversation Course: Beginners A2

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This beginners (A2) French conversation course will help you gain confidence, communicate and converse during everyday situations.

This course will help you transition your beginner’s French speaking skills to an intermediate level of conversation.


The course aims to improve your communication skills in French, including: pronunciation skills, listening skills and comprehension for use in daily life, leisure and travel situations. You will also learn to express your opinion and ask questions of others.


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

  • communicate in French in every-day life situations (role play)
  • use appropriate vocabulary during the every-day life contexts discussed in class
  • confidently express your opinion and ask questions of others
  • describe past experiences
  • describe future intended activities
  • describe videos, short texts and photographs
  • demonstrate an improved confidence with correct French pronunciation.


This course covers the following topics:

  • introducing yourself
  • conducting everyday activities, including: shopping, going to a restaurant and travelling
  • discussing your interests and opinions
  • describing past and future experiences
  • entering into simple dialogue
  • describing videos, short texts and photographs.

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students who have reached a basic level of French and are aiming to transition to an intermediate level of spoken French.

Delivery style

Interactive and informal immersion in French.


There is no prescribed text for this course.

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.


  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

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