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French. Learn French with us.

French is spoken by approximately 450 million people worldwide, either as a native or a second language. It is an official language in 28 countries, most of which form what is called in French La Francophonie, the community of French-speaking nations. The language is widely used in Quebec, Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as being an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organisations, making it a truly global language.

Our beginners French classes are suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of the French language, while subsequent courses progressively increase the complexity of language concepts. If you want to learn to speak French, our French courses 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.

Available Courses

French Course 102 (Level 2)

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, you will learn the basics of language and build upon French 101. This course focuses on topics such as the city, accommodation, travel and outdoor activities. Grammatical and phonological elements are introduced as you work on your French speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. Outcomes By the end of this... [More]
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French Course 102 (Level 2)

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French Course 102 (Level 2)

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French Course 203 (Level 7)

French. Learn French with us. Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Aims This course aims to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills gained in previous French levels in relation to the development of speaking, oral comprehension, and reading and writing skills. This course focuses on topics such as food, fashion and shopping on the Internet. More complex grammatical structures and vocabulary will be introduced in order to expand... [More]
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French Course 203 (Level 7)

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French Course 103 (Level 3)

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course will expand on the topics covered in French 101 and 102 (or equivalent). Your skills will be further developed through various class activities. Focus is on topics such as hobbies, jobs and family. Grammatical and phonological elements are introduced as you work on your French speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. Outcomes By the end of this... [More]
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French Course 103 (Level 3)

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French Course 103 (Level 3)

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French Course 201 (Level 5)

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course will expand on the work covered in French courses 101 to 104 (or equivalent). This course focuses on topics such as survey questionnaires, French rituals and phone conversations. Grammatical and phonological elements are also introduced as you work on your French speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should... [More]
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French Course 201 (Level 5)

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French Course 401 (Level 13)

French. Learn French with us. Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) We cover areas relating to speech delivery, introducing nuances and debating. Your ability to speak, write, listen and read fluently will be furthered by covering the grammatical themes of reflexive verbs in compound sentence structures, opposition with the subjunctive, the indicative or the infinitive. Aims This course aims to consolidate and build upon your knowledge gained... [More]
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French Course 401 (Level 13)

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French Course 104 (Level 4)

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This course will expand on the work covered from in French courses 101 to 103 (or equivalent). Your skills will be further developed through various class activities that will teach you how to use your language skills. This course focuses on topics such as: telling the time and arranging a meeting. Grammatical and phonological elements are introduced as you work on your French... [More]
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French Course 104 (Level 4)

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

French. Learn French with us. Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This beginner’s course is ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, as participants learn the basics of the language. Grammatical and phonological elements are introduced as you start working on your French speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able... [More]
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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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French Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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This is a ‘fast track’ option in which learning is accelerated with meetings twice weekly over four weeks.

French Course 501 (Level 17)

French. Learn French with us. 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 completed 395 hours of recent face-to-face tuition. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: utilise your improved listening, reading, speaking and writing skills exchange views on the social, cultural and linguistic... [More]
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French Course 501 (Level 17)

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French Conversation Course: Beginners A2

French. Learn French with us. 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. Aims The course aims to improve your communication skills in French, including: pronunciation skills, listening skills and... [More]
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French Conversation Course: Beginners A2

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French Conversation Course: Intermediate B1

French. Learn French with us. Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Join our intermediate French conversation course and practice confidently expressing yourself in a range of contexts. This course is designed for all students who have reached a B1 level of study (from the Common European Framework for Languages). In this course we will discuss everyday life and activities, leisure, travel, work-related situations and current events. Aims This... [More]
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French Conversation Course: Intermediate B1

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