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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.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 1
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Debutant complet (+ Answer book)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

French for Travel - Intensive

FRENCH FOR TRAVEL
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
- Ask for directions
- Schedules and means of transportation
- Shopping
- Dining out
- Phrases needed in an emergency

This class is suitable for beginners. No prior knowledge of French is required.

New year, new moi! A1

WORKSHOPS

Did you make a new year's resolution to improve your French? Let's talk about it in this workshop, and help you get there at the same time! We will discuss the tradition of new year's resolutions as well as revise and practise the future tense, expressing hopes and plans, giving advice and asking questions.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) and beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 


Noël à la française - A1

WORKSHOPS

How do the French celebrate Christmas? Join this workshop and find out! You will discover French Christmas traditions, learn Christmas related vocabulary and revise present and future tenses through festive real-life situations.
This workshop is the perfect way to wrap up a year of French learning and end on a fun note!

Suitable for students of the Elementary (A1) levels. 

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8:30pm
12 Dec 2023

Pouvez-vous répéter? Listening A1

WORKSHOPS

Want to improve your listening comprehension skills as a beginner? Our summer workshop will have you making strides in no time with engaging audio tracks.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) and beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 


ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   10am ▸ 12pm
10 Jan 2024

Prononciation pour tous

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble with the difference between u and ou, or knowing when a consonant at the end of a word actually makes a sound? Even advanced learners can still struggle with this! In this workshop, you'll improve your pronunciation skills through theory and practice.

Suitable for students of all levels.

Speak Dating A1

WORKSHOPS

Would you like to take your French speaking skills to the next level? Speak Dating is the way to boost your self-confidence by having conversations in French!
Come and join this social and friendly workshop to interact in French. We will cover the following topics: work, hobbies, travel, family, dreams, passions, culture, arts, love life and much more!
Each session will last 2 hours, with 1 hour dedicated to learning key words and sentences and 1 hour of “Speak dating”. Following the same principles as speed dating, two people will converse for 5 minutes before moving on to the next partner.

This class is suitable for students from Elementary 2 up to the beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) level. 
ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
16 Jan 2024

Speak like a Frenchie - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to give your pronunciation a leg up? Would you like to bring more flow to your speech and feel more confident in speaking French? Join us and learn to speak like a Frenchie!
This workshop is designed to help you improve your accent through practical pronunciation lessons, reading exercises and speaking practice.

This class is suitable for students of the Elementary (A1) and Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 

Up your game - A1

WORKSHOPS

Start the year on the right foot with this revision workshop! You will focus on the main grammar points of the A1 level, making sure you start your next class feeling calm and ready.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) or at the beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 

A2 UPPER ELEMENTARY

Be wise and revise - COD and COI - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Do you know the difference between 'le rappeler' (COD) and 'lui rappeler' (COI)? Where do you place the COD and the COI in a sentence? And is it really necessary to know what they are? This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to this tricky grammar point.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
17 Jan 2024

Be wise and revise - Comparatives

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to speak French mieux? (or is it meilleur...?). When should you use de or que when comparing two things? Clear up any confusion great or small in this workshop all about comparatives.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
12 Dec 2023

Be wise and revise - Past Tenses

WORKSHOPS

Time to reflect on your year! Do you know what is the best tense to describe what you did in 2023? Come and find out in this workshop! You will revise the best uses of the passé composé, imparfait and plus-que-parfait

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   10am ▸ 12pm
13 Dec 2023

Be wise and revise - Y and EN - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Mastering the French pronouns 'y' and 'en' is essential to understand French conversations and texts. But what is the difference between them? How do you use them correctly? This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to these tricky pronouns.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
16 Jan 2024

Cine-revision - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Did you see any good films over the holidays? In this workshop, revise the past tenses thanks to activities around the theme of cinema. You will work with a mix of medias, from movie trailers to texts and audios, working your four core language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking).

Suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) or at the beginning of the Intermediate (B1) levels. 

Crazy French Expressions - Les expressions en folie! A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Want to sound like a native speaker, but the cat's got your tongue? "Tomber dans les pommes", "Se tenir à carreaux", "Se faire rouler dans la farine"... French people love expressions, and theirs are even more colourful! Join this fun workshop to discover some common idiomatic expressions, learn what they mean and how to use them properly. 

Suitable for students of Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels. 


ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday   10am ▸ 12pm
12 Jan 2024

For the love of art - A2

WORKSHOPS

Do you love to talk about art and books? Work on your four core language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) through role plays and fun activities around the theme of arts & culture. This workshop will get you to practise using the passé composé, imparfait, plus-que-parfait as well as time markers (depuis, il y a, pendant, en), anteriority and past infinitive.

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   1pm ▸ 3pm
16 Jan 2024

Mon plus beau Noël - A2

WORKSHOPS

How do you celebrate the holidays? Join this workshop and talk about Christmas traditions, share childhood memories and revise passé composé and imparfait through festive real-life situations.
This workshop is the perfect way to wrap up a year of French learning and end on a fun note!

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8:30pm
14 Dec 2023

New year, new moi! A1

WORKSHOPS

Did you make a new year's resolution to improve your French? Let's talk about it in this workshop, and help you get there at the same time! We will discuss the tradition of new year's resolutions as well as revise and practise the future tense, expressing hopes and plans, giving advice and asking questions.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) and beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 


Prononciation pour tous

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble with the difference between u and ou, or knowing when a consonant at the end of a word actually makes a sound? Even advanced learners can still struggle with this! In this workshop, you'll improve your pronunciation skills through theory and practice.

Suitable for students of all levels.

Resto-revision - A2

WORKSHOPS

After this workshop, you'll be able to, shop for groceries, dine out and discuss food with ease! You will practise using the present subjunctive, adverbs and quantities, the imperative and comparatives, through role plays and fun activities around the theme of food.

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   1pm ▸ 3pm
10 Jan 2024

REVISION A2

Standard Courses - Once a week

Speak Dating A2

WORKSHOPS

Would you like to take your French speaking skills to the next level? Speak Dating is the way to boost your self-confidence by having conversations in French!
Come and join this social and friendly workshop to interact in French. We will cover the following topics: work, hobbies, travel, family, dreams, passions, culture, arts, love life and much more!
Each session will last 2 hours, with 1 hour dedicated to learning key words and sentences and 1 hour of “Speak dating”. Following the same principles as speed dating, two people will converse for 5 minutes before moving on to the next partner.

This class is suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) or at the beginning of the Intermediate (B1) levels. 
ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
11 Jan 2024

Speak like a Frenchie - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to give your pronunciation a leg up? Would you like to bring more flow to your speech and feel more confident in speaking French? Join us and learn to speak like a Frenchie!
This workshop is designed to help you improve your accent through practical pronunciation lessons, reading exercises and speaking practice.

This class is suitable for students of the Elementary (A1) and Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 

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)

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)

UPPER ELEMENTARY 3

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’re becoming more and more independent with your French every day! Upper Elementary 3 explores language relevant to both the professional and personal spheres. You'll learn how to nail a job interview by answering formal questions and talking about your professional experience (J'ai obtenu un emploi dans cette compagnie en 2017). You'll also discuss film and TV series (Les séries françaises sont vraiment fantastiques!), describe cultural events (Ce que j'aime à la fête de la Musique, c'est la découverte de l'inconnu!) and learn to answer and interpret a survey about cultural habits. What's more, you'll improve your conversation skills by learning to ask for explanations (Pourquoi aimes-tu tellement les croissants?), expresss a judgement, and give advice (Tu devrais étudier un petit peu tous les jours).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2

UPPER ELEMENTARY 5

Standard Courses - Once a week

You’ve come so far and you’ve almost completed all the Upper Elementary courses! This course focuses on various aspects of daily life. You will learn how to use the imparfait to make a suggestion (Si on allait au musée ce week-end?), you’ll talk about a successful experience, as well as hygiene products and cosmetics (Si tu n’aimes pas ton shampooing, tu peux prendre le mien). You’ll also talk about the past and practice describing a memory (Quand j’étais enfant, j’avais une passion pour la langue française), understanding stories in the past with temporal markers (Avant d’être un magasin de luxe, c’était un simple marché). Finally, you’ll learn to express cause and consequence to justify an argument (C’est grâce à l’éducation que le monde peut s’améliorer).
This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 4 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 2
Recommended book: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)

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)

Up your game - A2

WORKSHOPS

Start the year on the right foot with this revision workshop! You will focus on the main grammar points of the A2 level, making sure you start your next class feeling calm and ready.

Suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) or at the beginning of the Elementary (A1) levels. 

B1 INTERMEDIATE

Be wise and revise - COD and COI - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Do you know the difference between 'le rappeler' (COD) and 'lui rappeler' (COI)? Where do you place the COD and the COI in a sentence? And is it really necessary to know what they are? This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to this tricky grammar point.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
17 Jan 2024

Be wise and revise - Comparatives

WORKSHOPS

Do you want to speak French mieux? (or is it meilleur...?). When should you use de or que when comparing two things? Clear up any confusion great or small in this workshop all about comparatives.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
12 Dec 2023

Be wise and revise - Marqueurs temporels B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Do you get confused about when you should use pendant, durant or pour? You're not alone! Refresh your memory on temporal markers before classes resume with our summer workshop.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   10am ▸ 12pm
09 Jan 2024

Be wise and revise - Past Tenses

WORKSHOPS

Time to reflect on your year! Do you know what is the best tense to describe what you did in 2023? Come and find out in this workshop! You will revise the best uses of the passé composé, imparfait and plus-que-parfait

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   10am ▸ 12pm
13 Dec 2023

Be wise and revise - Pronoms relatifs composés B1

WORKSHOPS

Want to keep your French nice and polished with correct connectors? Look back at composite relative pronouns (auquel, lequel, duquel) before classes resume with our summer workshop.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Thursday   10am ▸ 12pm
11 Jan 2024

Be wise and revise - Pronoms relatifs simples B1

WORKSHOPS

Using the right connector is essential to conveying the right meaning in your sentences. Brush up on simple relative pronouns (dont, où, que, qui) before classes resume with our summer workshop.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   10am ▸ 12pm
10 Jan 2024

Be wise and revise - Y and EN - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Mastering the French pronouns 'y' and 'en' is essential to understand French conversations and texts. But what is the difference between them? How do you use them correctly? This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to these tricky pronouns.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary 2 (A2) and onwards.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
16 Jan 2024

Cine-revision - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Did you see any good films over the holidays? In this workshop, revise the past tenses thanks to activities around the theme of cinema. You will work with a mix of medias, from movie trailers to texts and audios, working your four core language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking).

Suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) or at the beginning of the Intermediate (B1) levels. 

Crazy French Expressions - Les expressions en folie! A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Want to sound like a native speaker, but the cat's got your tongue? "Tomber dans les pommes", "Se tenir à carreaux", "Se faire rouler dans la farine"... French people love expressions, and theirs are even more colourful! Join this fun workshop to discover some common idiomatic expressions, learn what they mean and how to use them properly. 

Suitable for students of Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels. 


ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday   10am ▸ 12pm
12 Jan 2024

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)

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)

INTERMEDIATE 4

Standard Courses - Once a week

You're going strong on your French journey so far, let's keep this momentum going! Intermediate 4 uses the theme of the environment and sustainability to explore new language structures and vocabulary. You will talk about sustainable development and community relationships (Comment se confronter aux problèmes de voisinage?), express approval and reservations (C’est une idée intelligente, mais difficile à mettre en place) and debate a controversial subject. You’ll also learn to discuss ecogestures (Je trie mes déchets) and convince someone to take action (Soyez le changement que vous voulez voir!).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 3 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)

INTERMEDIATE 6

Standard Courses - Once a week

In this course, you will discuss traditional and online media and take a look at fake news. You will analyse the front page of a magazine (Que pensez-vous du thème choisi?), compare media (connaissez-vous les médias participatifs?), identify and analyse misinformation (vrai ou faux?), and learn how to gain the attention of an audience (nous nous mettons en scène) by explaining and arguing your opinion. 
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 5 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)

INTERMEDIATE 8

Standard Courses - Once a week

Congratulations! You're almost at the end of the intermediate level and you're getting at expressing yourself better each day. In Intermediate 8, you'll be on a whirlwind cultural tour of France as we discuss art, music, architecture and more! Your descriptive skills will be sharpened as you'll learn to compare (à la manière de; ressemble à), express enthusiasm using superlatives (la collection d'art contemporain la plus importante), and make both positive and negative comments (ça ne me dit rien; ça a l'air sublime). You'll also learn some more advanced grammatical points such as double pronominalisation (nous vous recommandons ce film) and using the infinitive to express time passing (après avoir fait l'école, il a été engagé).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 7 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 3
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Intermediaire (+ Answer book)

Joyeux Noël en France - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Dreaming of a French Christmas? Join this workshop and dive into the magic of a Christmas in France! Learn all about French Christmas traditions, the Christmas markets, the culinary specialities, etc. You will leave with stars in your eyes and jingles in your ears!
This workshop is the perfect way to wrap up a year of French learning and end on a festive note!

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
13 Dec 2023

Learn French with the News - B1

Standard Courses - Once a week

Learn French with France’s number one news source!

In this interactive media course, you will improve your listening, conversation, and writing skills by watching news clips from TV5MONDE, the leading French TV channel in the world. This course is perfect for you if you would like to discover French-speaking media and boost your language skills using real-world sources. You will explore topics such as current events, history, pop culture, and more, all while sharpening your French.

In class, we’ll address questions such as:

  • How do French media portray world events?
  • What are the sentence structures and grammatical points used in news excerpts?
  • How can you use these linguistic topics to improve your speaking skills?

New year, new moi! A1

WORKSHOPS

Did you make a new year's resolution to improve your French? Let's talk about it in this workshop, and help you get there at the same time! We will discuss the tradition of new year's resolutions as well as revise and practise the future tense, expressing hopes and plans, giving advice and asking questions.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) and beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 


Pouvez-vous répéter? Listening A1

WORKSHOPS

Want to improve your listening comprehension skills as a beginner? Our summer workshop will have you making strides in no time with engaging audio tracks.

Suitable for students at the end of the Elementary (A1) and beginning of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 


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AF in West End
Wednesday   10am ▸ 12pm
10 Jan 2024

Prononciation pour tous

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble with the difference between u and ou, or knowing when a consonant at the end of a word actually makes a sound? Even advanced learners can still struggle with this! In this workshop, you'll improve your pronunciation skills through theory and practice.

Suitable for students of all levels.

Up your game - B1

WORKSHOPS

Start the year on the right foot with this revision workshop! You will focus on the main grammar points of the B1 level, making sure you start your next class feeling calm and ready.

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

B2 UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Be wise and revise - Marqueurs temporels B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Do you get confused about when you should use pendant, durant or pour? You're not alone! Refresh your memory on temporal markers before classes resume with our summer workshop.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

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AF in West End
Tuesday   10am ▸ 12pm
09 Jan 2024

Joyeux Noël en France - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Dreaming of a French Christmas? Join this workshop and dive into the magic of a Christmas in France! Learn all about French Christmas traditions, the Christmas markets, the culinary specialities, etc. You will leave with stars in your eyes and jingles in your ears!
This workshop is the perfect way to wrap up a year of French learning and end on a festive note!

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 

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AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
13 Dec 2023

Napoléon: La légende en français - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

We invite you to discover the life, legacy and language of one of history's most iconic figures - Napoléon Bonaparte, the Emperor of the French. Whether the epic new Napoleon movie has you thirsty for more historic details, or you have been fascinated by the great yet controversial leader for years, this workshop will satisfy your curiosity and finesse your French language skills at the same time.

Suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels. 

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AF in West End
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
14 Dec 2023

Pardon? Listening B2

WORKSHOPS

Listening comprehension can be one of the hardest skills to master, especially when native speakers talk so quickly! Enhance your listening comprehension in this workshop with engaging audio documents. No more headaches trying to decipher what the French speakers say!

Suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 


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AF in West End
Monday   10am ▸ 12pm
08 Jan 2024

Prononciation pour tous

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble with the difference between u and ou, or knowing when a consonant at the end of a word actually makes a sound? Even advanced learners can still struggle with this! In this workshop, you'll improve your pronunciation skills through theory and practice.

Suitable for students of all levels.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1

Standard Courses - Once a week

You've mastered all of the Intermediate levels and now it's onwards and upwards to Upper Intermediate 1! This course focuses on all things style and cultural trends, as well as helping you to develop the skills for oral debating. What trends do you like? You will discuss different fashion styles and analyse your relation with looks and clothes (Moi, je privilégie des vêtements confortables), learn about new trends around food (Les 'flexitariens' visent à consommer moins de viande mais sans y renoncer totalement) and out-of-the-box holidays (Qu'en pensez-vous des vacances "staycation"?). Finally, you will practise how to coherently argue your opinion in a debate (Même si le tourisme est mauvais pour l'environnement, il est quand même important pour l'économie).
This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 8 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Cosmopolite 4
Recommended textbook: Grammaire Progressive - Avancé (+ Answer book)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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Online on Zoom
Monday   6pm ▸ 8pm
22 Jan 2024 ▸ 25 Mar 2024

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)

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

Up your game - B2

WORKSHOPS

Feeling rusty? Start the year off on the right foot and revise all the main grammar points of the B2 level: past tenses, indirect speech in the past, conjunctions, and when to use indicatif or subjonctif after a verb.

Suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

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.

Napoléon: La légende en français - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

We invite you to discover the life, legacy and language of one of history's most iconic figures - Napoléon Bonaparte, the Emperor of the French. Whether the epic new Napoleon movie has you thirsty for more historic details, or you have been fascinated by the great yet controversial leader for years, this workshop will satisfy your curiosity and finesse your French language skills at the same time.

Suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels. 

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
14 Dec 2023

PROFICIENT 1

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 1 themes:
- ‘Séries mania’ (le monde des séries et du cinéma)
- ‘SOS sens critique’ (l’éducation aux médias)

This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 8 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Edito C1

PROFICIENT 7

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 7 themes:
- 'La faim de la consommation' (la consommation et la publicité)
- 'À la folie' (maladies mentales)

This course is designed for students who have completed Proficient 6 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
Required textbook: Edito C1

Prononciation pour tous

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble with the difference between u and ou, or knowing when a consonant at the end of a word actually makes a sound? Even advanced learners can still struggle with this! In this workshop, you'll improve your pronunciation skills through theory and practice.

Suitable for students of all levels.

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$422.75 AUD

Early Bird Session 1 Adults 2024: $22.25 off
Normally: $445
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