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A1 ELEMENTARY

ELEMENTARY 1 - INTENSIVE

Intensive Summer Courses

So you’ve decided you’d like to learn French. You’re an absolute beginner, and don’t know where to start. Elementary 1 is the course for you! This course serves as a bienvenue to the French language. Throughout this course, you will discover the beauty of the French language, and cover the basics, such as introducing yourself and others (Bonjour, je m’appelle Jean), spelling and counting (un, deux, trois…), and general greetings and politeness (Salut, s’il vous plait, merci beaucoup). You’ll also learn how to ask a question, how to communicate, and explain why you are learning French.
This course is designed for complete beginners of French, and no prior knowledge is necessary. After completing this course, you cancontinue your French journey and move on to Elementary 2!
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant complet (+ Answer book)

ELEMENTARY 1

Standard Courses - Once a week

So you’ve decided you’d like to learn French. You’re an absolute beginner, and don’t know where to start. Elementary 1 is the course for you! This course serves as a bienvenue to the French language. Throughout this course, you will discover the beauty of the French language, and cover the basics, such as introducing yourself and others (Bonjour, je m’appelle Jean), spelling and counting (un, deux, trois…), and general greetings and politeness (Salut, s’il vous plait, merci beaucoup). You’ll also learn how to ask a question, how to communicate, and explain why you are learning French.
This course is designed for complete beginners of French, and no prior knowledge is necessary. After completing this course, you cancontinue your French journey and move on to Elementary 2!
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant complet (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2 hours per week over 10 weeks

ELEMENTARY 2

Standard Courses - Once a week

So you’ve caught the French bug, and you’re ready to learn more about this belle langue! Elementary 2 can help you on your journey to linguistic greatness. With a focus on travel and vacations, this course will help you to indicate your destination and origin (Excusez-moi, où est le musée?), naming and locating places (Ah, le Métro, génial!), and other general travel enquiries (accommodation, tourist destinations). You will also talk about your family (J’adore ma femme!), describe people’s physical appearance (Leurs yeux sont très beaux), and your likes and dislikes (J’aime les escargots).
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant complet (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

ELEMENTARY 3

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’re well underway on your journey to grasp the basics of French! With a focus on the day-to-day, Elementary 3 will help you talk about your passions, hobbies, and dreams (J’aime jouer au foot, c’est mon rêve de jouer pour l'Australie), and learn how to ask for and give the time (Quelle heure est-il? Il est 3h30). Additionally, you will be able to discuss your daily routine including explaining basic health issues (Quand je me suis reveillé ce matin, je me suis fait mal au dos), describing your job (Je travaille dans une usine, j’aime beaucoup!), getting out and about, and suggesting, accepting, and refusing an invitation (Merci mais je suis trop occupé pour participer).
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

ELEMENTARY 4

Standard Courses - Once a week

It’s time to reflect and rewind! Elementary 4 will help you talk about your memories from the past and plans for the future. Learn how to draw upon distant past memories, discuss recent experiences, and look forward to future plans (Quand j’étais jeune, je voulais être un pilote). You will also be able to understand a biographical description of someone’s life (Il a grandit à Nantes, puis a démenagé à Paris), and learn how to describe their physical appearance (Ses cheveux sont longs et son nez est petit). Finally, you’ll learn how to give general advice to people, and also how to understand and plan for travel (Nous allons à Nouméa, où est la crème solaire?).
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 3 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

ELEMENTARY 5

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’ve come this far, and you’ve almost finished the Elementary program! Elementary 5 is designed to go deeper into aspects of topics covered in Elementary 1-4. Touching on travel and vacations, you’ll be able to describe a holiday location and choose your accommodation (Où est le meilleur hôtel à Québec?). You’ll also cover the day-to-day, including talking about the weather (Il pleut depuis deux semaines), food preferences (J’aime les fraises, mais je n’aime pas les pommes), understanding a menu, grocery shopping (Excusez-moi, dans quelle allée se trouve le lait?), and describing sensations and emotions (Quand je pleure, je suis triste et fatigué). Finally, you’ll practise comparing a past situation with the present (Je jouais au golf, mais maintenant, je fais du vélo), and discussing your reading habits.
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 4, or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

ELEMENTARY 6

Standard Courses - Once a week

In the final Elementary level course, it's time to take your French out on the town! Elementary 6 will help you develop the skills to converse whilst shopping and dining out, and to plan your very own soirée. You'll be able to comment on clothes (Quelle jolie chemise rayée!), choose an outfit, and interact with shop assistants (Vous payez par carte?). You’ll learn how to order at a restaurant (Nous allons prendre deux verres de vin) and describe your experience (Les plats sont délicieux, mais les serveurs ne sont pas très agréables). You’ll also organise a social gathering (Je vous invite à fêter l'anniversaire de mon chien!), as well as discuss music, film and theatre (Je n'ai pas aimé le dernier film avec Dany Boon, et toi?).
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 5 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

French for Travel

FRENCH FOR TRAVEL
Pack your bags and take your passport!
Get holiday-ready with this focussed course designed to prepare you to travel around the Francophone world with confidence.

What will you learn?

All the basic spoken French needed for a successful stay or holiday in a French-speaking country!

- Introduce yourself and ask basic questions
"Bonjour! Je m’appelle Kévin Garnier, et vous?"
- Ask for directions
"Excusez-moi, comment aller au musée du Louvre?"
- Schedules and means of transportation
"J'aimerais acheter un billet de train pour Marseille, s’il vous plaît."
- Shopping
"Combien coûte cette baguette, s'il vous plaît?"
- Dining out
"J’aimerais un verre de Côte du Rhône et un plat du jour, s’il vous plaît."
- Phrases needed in an emergency
"J’ai eu un accident, j'ai besoin d'un docteur."


This class is suitable for beginners. No prior knowledge of French is required.
Pace: 2 hours per week over 4 weeks
A2 UPPER ELEMENTARY

Parlons Français - Conversation A2

Others
Are you looking for an opportunity to practise speaking French with other friendly students? Our Conversation class offers a fun and supportive environment for students to improve their speaking skills and build confidence. The best way to learn a language is to use it in context, so our class is designed around interactive activities and discussions that reflect situations you might encounter in everyday life.
Join us for an engaging and fun class that will take your French speaking skills to the next level!

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) and beginning of Intermediate (B1) levels. 
Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks

UPPER ELEMENTARY 1

Standard Courses - Once a week

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the next stage of your learning journey: Upper Elementary! Upper Elementary 1 will focus on travel and take you on a virtual trip to France. You’ll learn how to make comparisons (Il y a plus de soleil à Brisbane qu’à Paris), organise a tour (Il faut visiter la Bretagne!), understand information on accommodation (Quel hébergement préférez-vous?), and describe interesting places (Le café des chats est un lieu atypique). You will use all of these skills to plan your ideal imaginary language immersion trip!
This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER ELEMENTARY 2

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’ve cleared the hurdle of Upper Elementary 1, and you’re well on your way to mastering the French language! Upper Elementary 2 will focus on employment, life experience, and sport. You’ll learn how to look for a job and understand a job offer (Félicitations, bienvenue dans l’équipe!), as well as how to post a job ad as a business owner (Nous cherchons quelqu’un de motivé). Furthermore, you’ll be able to talk about your experiences (Je suis allé au zoo avec mes amis), and interpret advice and security instructions (Après être entré dans l’appartement, rappelle-toi de verrouiller la porte). Finally, you’ll learn how to plan a sporting weekend (Nous jouerons au foot, au tennis, et nous irons nager), and how to describe an unusual trip you’ve had.
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER ELEMENTARY 4

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’re making excellent progress in your French journey so far, and in Upper Elementary 4 you’ll dive deep into communication and relationships! In this course, you’ll learn how to describe people (Il est très optimiste), report information through indirect speech (Notre professeur nous dit qu’il faut étudier tous les jours), and express disagreement (Je ne suis pas du tout d’accord). You will also talk about relationships, convince people (Vous ne le regretterez pas!) and describe your state of mind. Finally, you’ll practice understanding and giving instructions (Vous faites la vaisselle et vous nettoyez la cuisine), and have some fun with writing a recipe!
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 3 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER ELEMENTARY 6

Standard Courses - Once a week

Improve your French with real life situations shared by French, francophone and francophile people around the world. In this course, you will learn how to defend a cause (Quels sont les moyens à mettre en place pour protéger la nature?), ask and give an opinion (Je pense que c'est une excellente idée!), understand and react to news and current affairs (Tout le monde doit faire un effort.) make suggestions, recommendations (Il faudrait améliorer les transports publics.), express wishes and hopes (Je souhaite que toute ma famille fasse plus attention à l'environnement.) and discuss literature and a book that you like (C'est un roman applaudi par la critique et par le public.)

This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 5 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling. 

Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2. Units covered: D7L5 to D8
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks
B1 INTERMEDIATE

CONVERSATION & CROISSANT

Others

How does a buttery alternative to a structured class sound to you? Register for our Conversation & Croissant class, and enjoy your Saturday mornings having a delicious french treat while sipping on coffee and flowing in French conversations!
Our Conversation & Croissant class is a great casual way to immerse yourself in the French language while surrounded by new friends.
Coffee and croissant included.  

This class is suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) level. 


Pace: 1.25 hours per week over 10 weeks

INTERMEDIATE 1

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’ve completed all of your Elementary and Upper Elementary coursework, and now it’s time to step into the Intermediate zone! Intermediate 1 will help you talk all about your life in the big city. Learn how to talk about a city’s features and your feelings about them (J’adore les grands immeubles, mais il y a trop de vent dans cette ville), as well as how to identify criteria to help you choose where to live (J’ai besoin d’être proche d’un hôpital) and how to analyse a city’s ranking (Melbourne est magnifique, mais je pense que Montréal est mieux classée). Also learn how to exchange information about accommodation choices (Ne restez pas dans l’auberge près de la gare), and express your wishes and intentions (J’espère devenir célèbre!).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

INTERMEDIATE 2

Standard Courses - Once a week

Intermediate 1 is behind you, and now you’re well underway into the rest of the program! Intermediate 2 tackles many aspects of life administration, from health, to help, to grievances, to relocation. You’ll learn how to anticipate and deal with health problems (J’ai une douleur dans le bras gauche) and how to understand the formalities of life administration (Vous devez compléter ce formulaire et le remettre à la réception). You’ll also learn how to ask for help (Excusez-moi, comment est-ce que je prends ce bus?), how to write and understand a letter of complaint (Le service dans votre restaurant était terrible), and how to describe similarities and differences between a selection of things.
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

INTERMEDIATE 3

Standard Courses - Once a week

You're well on your way in developing your intermediate skills, and now it's time to dive deep! Intermediate 3 is designed to help you form strong social connections in French and gain a greater appreciation of cultural differences. You'll learn to talk about hobbies and suggest outings (Et si on allait voir un spectacle?), express agreement and disagreement (Je ne suis pas vraiment convaincue), and talk about familial events. You'll also learn about cultural differences and discover new customs (En Inde, les fêtes de mariage durent entre 3 et 5 jours!).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

INTERMEDIATE 5

Standard Courses - Once a week

In Intermediate 5, it’s time to get down to business! This course focuses on the theme of study and work so you will be fully equipped to discuss your career in French. You’ll learn the terms for the different types of qualifications (un diplôme, une licence, un master), speak about your experience and career path (J’ai un long parcours). You’ll also be able to express your motivations (Il est très important pour moi de mettre en pratique mes connaissances) as well as give and understand advice (Il faut être positif et motivé). You’ll evaluate your own personal and professional skills (Je fais un bilan de compétences, en prenant en compte toutes mes expériences).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 4 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

INTERMEDIATE 7

Standard Courses - Once a week

In Intermediate 7, you’ll be diving deep into the world of science, technology and innovation while putting all the grammar you’ve learnt throughout the Intermediate courses to good use. Learn about famous French inventions (le scanner cerebral le plus puissant au monde), present the story of an innovation that interests you (une réalisation exceptionnelle), and discuss the future of technology (l’evolution technologique transforme notre façon de vivre). You’ll also discover the burgeoning culture of French start-ups (l’économie de l’innovation), and learn about the young movers and shakers who are changing the world (les jeunes qui font bouger l'espace francophone).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

Parlons Français - Conversation A2

Others
Are you looking for an opportunity to practise speaking French with other friendly students? Our Conversation class offers a fun and supportive environment for students to improve their speaking skills and build confidence. The best way to learn a language is to use it in context, so our class is designed around interactive activities and discussions that reflect situations you might encounter in everyday life.
Join us for an engaging and fun class that will take your French speaking skills to the next level!

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) and beginning of Intermediate (B1) levels. 
Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks

Revision B1

Standard Courses - Once a week

In this class, you will brush up on the main grammar points covered in the B1 level classes to make sure you have a solid foundation of the basics.
You will also get plenty of speaking practice to boost your confidence conversing in French. Practice makes perfect!

Suitable for students at the end of the Intermediate (B1) or at the beginning of the Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks
B2 UPPER INTERMEDIATE

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2

Standard Courses - Once a week

Fancy a trip down memory lane? Upper Intermediate 2 focuses on the themes of history and memory to build the skills required to talk with precision about the past. You’ll describe different types of jobs in the past (Autrefois, l’allumeur de réverbères allumait les lampes dans les rues avec du feu), talk about childhood memories and describe situations using the 5 senses (Je me rappelle le jour où j’ai gouté une madeleine pour la première fois). You’ll also analyse different ways of storytelling, including the use of the literary past tense (Le passé simple) and speculate about hypotheticals in the past (Si j’avais vu l’invitation, j’aurais pu aller à la soirée).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3

Standard Courses - Once a week

If you love to discuss culture, creativity and history, this course is for you! In Upper Intermediate 3, you’ll develop the skills to summarise a book, give your opinion and compare preferences (Pour moi, L’Étranger est le meilleur livre de Camus). You’ll also practise debating (Lequel est préférable: doublage ou sous-titrage?) and describing famous people’s lives, as well as cultural quirks (Le barbecue australien devrait entrer au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’UNESCO!). Finally, you’ll discuss creative processes and give your opinion on trends in formal and informal registers (Je trouve ridicule de se mettre la pression pour ça).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 4

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’ve come so far in your French journey and you’re well on your way towards mastery! With a focus on technology and modern life, Upper Intermediate 4 will help you deepen your communication skills, including describing and commenting on the pros and cons of new technologies and their effects on society (Grâce à la création des vidéoconférences, on peut suivre nos cours de francais depuis n’importe où!). You’ll also learn to develop a particular point of view and argue your case (De ce point de vue, les réseaux sociaux sont une ressource très importante), as well as to express cause and consequence (Je reçois des courriels, donc je suis quelqu’un qui compte).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 3 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 5

Standard Courses - Once a week

At this point in your journey, you’re ready to dive deep into fascinating conversations! Focusing on the theme of society and social issues, Upper Intermediate 5 will help you express yourself in even more nuanced ways. You will discuss public health in different countries, and take a closer look at the use of gender in the French language. You’ll also practise using subjunctive clauses (Je suis contente que mon professeur m’ait bien expliqué le subjonctif!) as well as the passive voice (Le match a été annulé par le club de football). You’ll also discuss cultural phenomenons including politics and sports, and give nuanced comparisons (Les jeunes communiquent de plus en plus sur les réseaux sociaux).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 4 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 6

Standard Courses - Once a week

In Upper Intermediate 6, you will learn to use your French skills to discuss important social issues and express your opinions clearly. Within the theme of biodiversity, climate change and social action, you will practise communications skills to provide reports (Le secteur crée aujourd’hui deux fois plus d’emplois pérennes qu la moyenne de l’économie traditionnelle), raise awareness and give recommendations (Nous visons 100% de plastiques recyclés d’ici 5 ans). You will also practise expressing hypotheses and regrets (On aurait dû prévenir le publique).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 5 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)


Pace: 2 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 7

Standard Courses - Once a week

In Upper Intermediate 7, you’ll be diving into conversations about the place of work in our lives, professional culture and careers. You’ll learn about the management practices of French companies, discuss comparisons with your own experience and learn the modes of communication specific to the professional context. You’ll differentiate between direct and indirect speech (On se connait bien / elle dit qu’ils se connaissent bien), as well as standard and familiar registers (Perdre un document / Paumer un document). You’ll practice double pronominalisation to avoid repetition (Vous est-il possible de me la faxer ?), play around with French homonyms (S’est, se, c’est, ses) and learn useful expressions for adding nuance to your point of view (pour autant; sinon… du moins…).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire progressive du Francais - Avance


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 8

Standard Courses - Once a week

In the final course of Upper Intermediate level, you’re honing the subtleties of French grammar and learning subject-specific vocabulary. In this course, you will discuss education and its development throughout history. You’ll describe the educational model of your country, discuss how it has changed over the years and express opinions on how it could be improved. You’ll describe wishes and goals (C’est une politique qui permette d’ancrer les fondamentaux), and encounter a variety of ways to describe the strength of probability (Il y a des fortes chances; il est peu probable que). You'll also learn some more advanced grammatical points such as suffixes for nominalising verbs into nouns (évoluer / l’évolution) and familiarise yourself with vocabulary for describing tone (ton neutre; ton agacé).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire progressive du Francais - Avance


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks
C1 ADVANCED

LANGUE ET CULTURE

Standard Courses - Once a week
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of French language and culture through our interactive and engaging French classes. Designed to foster a deep understanding of the language and its rich cultural heritage, our Langue et Culture courses offer a holistic approach to learning that goes beyond grammar and vocabulary.

Whether your goal is to communicate fluently, prepare for international travel, or develop a deeper understanding of Francophone cultures, our courses ensure that you become a well-rounded French language enthusiast with a profound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the French-speaking world.

Pace: 2 or 2.5 hours per day over 10 weeks

PROFICIENT 8

Standard Courses - Once a week

Proficient level courses focus on different themes each session, using authentic texts to inspire reflection, expand your vocabulary and perfect your linguistic skills in all four core competencies.
Proficient 8 themes:
- 'L'imagination au pouvoir' (le rêve et la politique)
- 'Travail, modes d'emploi' 

This course is designed for students who have completed Proficient 7 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Edito C1


Pace: 2.5 hours per week over 10 weeks

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$575.00 AUD

Code: 2024S2LCFB


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