Centre for Continuing Education

French Conversation Course: La phonetique, tout simplement

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.


Evaluate and perfect your pronunciation. Through stimulating and interactive exercises, we will explore intonation patterns, sounds and rhythm, some differences with pronunciation and stress, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • idenfity the differences with pronunciation
  • recognise your newly acquired knowledge of phonetics
  • listen and speak more clearly
  • express your ideas with greater clarity.


This course covers the following topics:

  • vowels
  • semi-vowels
  • nasal vowels
  • consonnants
  • liaisons.

Intended Audience

Designed for advanced students and conducted entirely in French.


This course assume you are proficient in the language. You should also be keen to engage in discussions on a variety of topics.

Delivery Style

You will be guided through a variety of complex written and oral documents. Through repetition exercises, you will develop your listening and speaking skills, and a good ear for the rhythm of speech.

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.


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

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