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A1 ELEMENTARY

Australian Soldiers in France - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Join this workshop to uncover and discuss the experiences of Australian soldiers who bravely fought in France during the First World War.

We'll discuss aspects of their experience such as voluntary enlistment, the harsh realities of trench life, and the poignant journeys of soldiers returning home to Australia, some of whom left behind French orphans. This will be a poignant opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the courageous soldiers who stood in defense of France.

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

Be wise and Revise - A1

WORKSHOPS

Are you ready to take your French language skills to new heights?

Our revision class offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience focusing on the main grammar points of the A1 level. Walk into your next class with confidence, knowing you've solidified your understanding and are fully prepared to excel.

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

ELEMENTARY 1 - INTENSIVE

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.
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.
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
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.

La Française veut voter - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

8 March is International Women's Day: la journée de la femme. Let's mark it by learning about women's voting rights in France!

Not only will you get a fascinating and important history lesson, you will also improve your language skills: this workshop will focus on past tenses and logical connectors as it explores women's suffrage in France.

This class is suitable for students from Elementary 5 up to the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 
ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday 8 Mar 2024 - 5:45pm ▸ 8:15pm
08 Mar 2024

Live in the moment - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Let's take a moment to cherish the present, via the masterful verses of French and Francophone poets.

In this workshop, you will discover some beautiful French poetry, and use it to refine your understanding of some points of French grammar, including accords in the nominal group and possessive adjectives.

But that's not all! Unleash your creativity, as you get the chance to craft your own poetic masterpiece! 

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

Parisian Secrets Unveiled - A1

WORKSHOPS

Unearth the secrets of Paris: join us to explore the city's most iconic monuments, as well as some of its hidden gems.

In this workshop, you'll learn to give as well as follow an itinerary through la capitale, as you brush up on the present tense and enhance your listening skills in the process. 

This class is suitable for students of Elementary (A1) level (from Elementary 2 and upwards).

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 12pm
10 Apr 2024

Prepare for your DELF A1/A2 exam

DELF

Feeling anxious about your upcoming DELF exams? Fear not! Secure your spot in our comprehensive DELF preparation workshop and bid your worries adieu.

This workshop offers a breakdown of exam criteria, ample practice exercises, and all the invaluable advice and strategies you need to ace the test with confidence.

This class is suitable for students who will sit the DELF A1 or A2.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
03 Apr 2024

Speak like a Frenchie - A1 to B1

WORKSHOPS

Have you already done our Speak like a Frenchie course, but want to take your French pronunciation even further?

This workshop is designed to help you improve your accent through practical pronunciation lessons, with reading exercises and speaking practice. You'll work on prosody and rhythm via poems and literary texts. 

This class is suitable for students from the Elementary (A1) to the Intermediate (B1) levels who have already taken "Speak like a Frenchie" in the past.

Speak like a Frenchie - A1

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) levels.
A2 UPPER ELEMENTARY

Australian Soldiers in France - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Join this workshop to uncover and discuss the experiences of Australian soldiers who bravely fought in France during the First World War.

We'll discuss aspects of their experience such as voluntary enlistment, the harsh realities of trench life, and the poignant journeys of soldiers returning home to Australia, some of whom left behind French orphans. This will be a poignant opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the courageous soldiers who stood in defense of France.

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

Be wise and Revise - A2

WORKSHOPS

Are you ready to take your French language skills to new heights?

Our revision class offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience focusing on the main grammar points of the A2 level. Walk into your next class with confidence, knowing you've solidified your understanding and are fully prepared to excel.

This class is suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels and beginning of the Intermediate (B1) levels. 

Bubbles & Blabla Special Cinema - A2/B1

DELF

Have a gab and a glass at our highly popular Bubbles and Blabla class!

This workshop (not to mention the bubbly!) promises to enhance your French conversational abilities. With an emphasis on listening and speaking, this is a great way to improve your French in a low-stress, high-fun environment! Join us for lively discussions on all things cinema - from your favourite films at the Alliance Française French Film Festival, to different genres and iconic actors.

This class is suitable for students of Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday   6pm ▸ 8pm
05 Apr 2024

La Française veut voter - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

8 March is International Women's Day: la journée de la femme. Let's mark it by learning about women's voting rights in France!

Not only will you get a fascinating and important history lesson, you will also improve your language skills: this workshop will focus on past tenses and logical connectors as it explores women's suffrage in France.

This class is suitable for students from Elementary 5 up to the Upper Elementary (A2) levels. 
ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday 8 Mar 2024 - 5:45pm ▸ 8:15pm
08 Mar 2024

Live in the moment - A1/A2

WORKSHOPS

Let's take a moment to cherish the present, via the masterful verses of French and Francophone poets.

In this workshop, you will discover some beautiful French poetry, and use it to refine your understanding of some points of French grammar, including accords in the nominal group and possessive adjectives.

But that's not all! Unleash your creativity, as you get the chance to craft your own poetic masterpiece! 

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

Prepare for your DELF A1/A2 exam

DELF

Feeling anxious about your upcoming DELF exams? Fear not! Secure your spot in our comprehensive DELF preparation workshop and bid your worries adieu.

This workshop offers a breakdown of exam criteria, ample practice exercises, and all the invaluable advice and strategies you need to ace the test with confidence.

This class is suitable for students who will sit the DELF A1 or A2.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
03 Apr 2024

REVISION A2

Standard Courses - Once a week

Speak like a Frenchie - A1 to B1

WORKSHOPS

Have you already done our Speak like a Frenchie course, but want to take your French pronunciation even further?

This workshop is designed to help you improve your accent through practical pronunciation lessons, with reading exercises and speaking practice. You'll work on prosody and rhythm via poems and literary texts. 

This class is suitable for students from the Elementary (A1) to the Intermediate (B1) levels who have already taken "Speak like a Frenchie" in the past.

Surfing through Tahitian Tales - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Did you know that the surfing competition of the Paris Olympics will be held in Teahupo’o, Tahiti? Get ready by diving into this workshop to uncover the wonders of Tahiti and French Polynesia!

Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture, as we explore some of its tales and legends inspired by the sea. By the end of this workshop, you'll be itching to plan your next getaway to this enchanting French paradise!

This class is suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels and of the Intermediate (B1) 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 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)

B1 INTERMEDIATE

Australian Soldiers in France - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Join this workshop to uncover and discuss the experiences of Australian soldiers who bravely fought in France during the First World War.

We'll discuss aspects of their experience such as voluntary enlistment, the harsh realities of trench life, and the poignant journeys of soldiers returning home to Australia, some of whom left behind French orphans. This will be a poignant opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the courageous soldiers who stood in defense of France.

This class is suitable for students of Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Thursday 11 Apr 2024 - 6pm ▸ 8:30pm
11 Apr 2024

Be wise and Revise - B1

WORKSHOPS

Are you ready to take your French skills to new heights?

Our revision class offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience focusing on the main grammar points of the B1 level. Walk into your next class with confidence, knowing you've solidified your understanding and are fully prepared to excel.

This class is suitable for students at the end of the Intermediate (B1) levels and beginning of the Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 

Bubbles & Blabla Special Cinema - A2/B1

DELF

Have a gab and a glass at our highly popular Bubbles and Blabla class!

This workshop (not to mention the bubbly!) promises to enhance your French conversational abilities. With an emphasis on listening and speaking, this is a great way to improve your French in a low-stress, high-fun environment! Join us for lively discussions on all things cinema - from your favourite films at the Alliance Française French Film Festival, to different genres and iconic actors.

This class is suitable for students of Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday   6pm ▸ 8pm
05 Apr 2024

Choose what you'll use - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Let's talk about food waste.

To mark Food Waste Action Week, in this workshop we'll look at this problem, as well as some solutions that have been implemented in France. We'll discuss charitable action, and we'll also look at possible initiatives for the Australian context.

This class is suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 
ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Friday   5:45pm ▸ 8:15pm
15 Mar 2024

CONVERSATION & CROISSANT

WORKSHOPS

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. 

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)

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?

Past Tenses - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Did you know that French boasts five past tenses? However, only three are actually commonly used in everyday conversation. Selecting the appropriate tense to accurately describe a situation can therefore be tricky! But for effective communication, it's an essential skill.

Join this workshop to unravel the complexities of these past tenses and hone your communication skills! You'll review the best uses of the passé composé, imparfait and plus-que-parfait

This class is suitable for students from Mid Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 

Prepare for your DELF B1/B2 exam

DELF

Feeling anxious about your upcoming DELF exams? Fear not! Secure your spot in our comprehensive DELF preparation workshop and bid your worries adieu.

This workshop offers a breakdown of exam criteria, ample practice exercises, and all the invaluable advice and strategies you need to ace the test with confidence.

This class is suitable for students who will sit the DELF B1 or B2.

Pronoms relatifs simples - B1

WORKSHOPS

Mastering the correct connectors is crucial for conveying precise meaning in your sentences. Join us in this workshop to strengthen your grasp of simple relative pronouns (dont, où, que, qui), and enhance your French communication skills.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) levels.

Speak like a Frenchie - A1 to B1

WORKSHOPS

Have you already done our Speak like a Frenchie course, but want to take your French pronunciation even further?

This workshop is designed to help you improve your accent through practical pronunciation lessons, with reading exercises and speaking practice. You'll work on prosody and rhythm via poems and literary texts. 

This class is suitable for students from the Elementary (A1) to the Intermediate (B1) levels who have already taken "Speak like a Frenchie" in the past.

Surfing through Tahitian Tales - A2/B1

WORKSHOPS

Did you know that the surfing competition of the Paris Olympics will be held in Teahupo’o, Tahiti? Get ready by diving into this workshop to uncover the wonders of Tahiti and French Polynesia!

Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture, as we explore some of its tales and legends inspired by the sea. By the end of this workshop, you'll be itching to plan your next getaway to this enchanting French paradise!

This class is suitable for students at the end of the Upper Elementary (A2) levels and of the Intermediate (B1) levels.

Écriture créative - B1

WORKSHOPS
Did you know that we do more writing as a society than ever before? This workshop will help you to enhance your French writing skills, an essential communication tool.
Follow the prompts to create your own story! You will practise past tenses and use your imagination to write a fun narrative. 

This class is suitable for students of Intermediate (B1) levels. 
B2 UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Australian Soldiers in France - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Join this workshop to uncover and discuss the experiences of Australian soldiers who bravely fought in France during the First World War.

We'll discuss aspects of their experience such as voluntary enlistment, the harsh realities of trench life, and the poignant journeys of soldiers returning home to Australia, some of whom left behind French orphans. This will be a poignant opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the courageous soldiers who stood in defense of France.

This class is suitable for students of Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

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AF in West End
Thursday 11 Apr 2024 - 6pm ▸ 8:30pm
11 Apr 2024

Choose what you'll use - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Let's talk about food waste.

To mark Food Waste Action Week, in this workshop we'll look at this problem, as well as some solutions that have been implemented in France. We'll discuss charitable action, and we'll also look at possible initiatives for the Australian context.

This class is suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 
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AF in West End
Friday   5:45pm ▸ 8:15pm
15 Mar 2024

Intrigues of Louis XV's Mistresses - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

Quench your thirst for French history with our captivating historical workshops!

Delve into the intriguing lives of Louis XV's mistresses, and explore their significant roles in shaping their era.

We'll shine a spotlight on prominent figures such as Mesdames de Pompadour and du Barry, who each held the esteemed title of official mistresses to the King.

This workshop is the perfect accompaniment to the film 'Jeanne du Barry', showing in March and April as part of our very own Alliance Française French Film Festival. But haven't seen the film? Fear not! This workshop promises to be a rich and insightful experience for all.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

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AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
10 Apr 2024

Journey through Kanak Poetry - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

To mark the 10-year anniversary since the signing of the Charte du Peuple Kanak, join us to explore New Caledonia and its Kanak culture through the poignant poetry of Déwé Gorodé and other esteemed authors from the region.

Delve into the significance of poetry within the New Caledonian context, while learning about figures of speech such as metaphors and anaphoras.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

Mastering French Verb Forms - B2

WORKSHOPS
Ever find yourself wanting to hide under your desk when you encounter terms like 'gérondif,' 'participe présent,' and 'adjectif verbal'? What, exactly, is the difference between these three types of words that end in "-ant" apart, and does it really matter? Spoiler alert: it certainly does!

This workshop will be your guide to unraveling the nuances of these verb forms. You'll sharpen your understanding of their meanings and how to use them. Then you'll be leaving the session en souriant!

This class is suitable for students of Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 
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AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
03 Apr 2024

Mysteries of the Musketeers - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

Quench your thirst for French history with our captivating historical workshops!

Dive into the realm of fiction and history intertwined as we explore the legendary Musketeers, immortalised by Alexandre Dumas.

Unravel the mysteries surrounding figures like the Cardinal of Richelieu — what impact did he have on France, and what legacy does he leave? Join us on a journey through this iconic literary work, as well as the vibrant tapestry of French society that inspired it.

This workshop is the perfect accompaniment to the film 'The Three Musketeers: D'artagnan', showing throughout March as part of our very own Alliance Française French Film Festival. But haven't seen the film? Fear not! This workshop promises to be a rich and insightful experience for all.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

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AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
09 Apr 2024

Past Tenses - B1/B2

WORKSHOPS

Did you know that French boasts five past tenses? However, only three are actually commonly used in everyday conversation. Selecting the appropriate tense to accurately describe a situation can therefore be tricky! But for effective communication, it's an essential skill.

Join this workshop to unravel the complexities of these past tenses and hone your communication skills! You'll review the best uses of the passé composé, imparfait and plus-que-parfait

This class is suitable for students from Mid Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 

Prepare for your DELF B1/B2 exam

DELF

Feeling anxious about your upcoming DELF exams? Fear not! Secure your spot in our comprehensive DELF preparation workshop and bid your worries adieu.

This workshop offers a breakdown of exam criteria, ample practice exercises, and all the invaluable advice and strategies you need to ace the test with confidence.

This class is suitable for students who will sit the DELF B1 or B2.

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

Écriture créative - B2

WORKSHOPS
Writing has become more prevalent in our society than ever before. This workshop aims to enhance your writing skills in French, so you can make the most of this essential communication tool.

Drawing inspiration from an interesting image, you'll have the opportunity to unleash your imagination and craft your own news item.

This class is suitable for students of Upper Intermediate (B2) levels. 
C1 ADVANCED

Intrigues of Louis XV's Mistresses - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

Quench your thirst for French history with our captivating historical workshops!

Delve into the intriguing lives of Louis XV's mistresses, and explore their significant roles in shaping their era.

We'll shine a spotlight on prominent figures such as Mesdames de Pompadour and du Barry, who each held the esteemed title of official mistresses to the King.

This workshop is the perfect accompaniment to the film 'Jeanne du Barry', showing in March and April as part of our very own Alliance Française French Film Festival. But haven't seen the film? Fear not! This workshop promises to be a rich and insightful experience for all.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
AF in West End
Wednesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
10 Apr 2024

Journey through Kanak Poetry - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

To mark the 10-year anniversary since the signing of the Charte du Peuple Kanak, join us to explore New Caledonia and its Kanak culture through the poignant poetry of Déwé Gorodé and other esteemed authors from the region.

Delve into the significance of poetry within the New Caledonian context, while learning about figures of speech such as metaphors and anaphoras.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

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.

Mysteries of the Musketeers - B2/C1

WORKSHOPS

Quench your thirst for French history with our captivating historical workshops!

Dive into the realm of fiction and history intertwined as we explore the legendary Musketeers, immortalised by Alexandre Dumas.

Unravel the mysteries surrounding figures like the Cardinal of Richelieu — what impact did he have on France, and what legacy does he leave? Join us on a journey through this iconic literary work, as well as the vibrant tapestry of French society that inspired it.

This workshop is the perfect accompaniment to the film 'The Three Musketeers: D'artagnan', showing throughout March as part of our very own Alliance Française French Film Festival. But haven't seen the film? Fear not! This workshop promises to be a rich and insightful experience for all.

This class is suitable for students of the Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) levels.

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AF in West End
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
09 Apr 2024

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

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$545.00 AUD

Code: 2024S1P7TC


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