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A1 Beginner

A1.2 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

With the basics under your belt, you're ready to delve deeper into the wide world of French. With a focus on travel, this course will have you navigating your way around the city in French in no time, as you learn to:

  • Expand your vocabulary to describe yourself and your family in greater detail (Mes parents sont attentionnés.)
  • Ask questions
  • Communicate your likes and dislikes (J’aime le champagne mais pas les escargots.)
  • Indicate your destination (Je veux aller au musée.)
  • Ask for directions (C’est dans quelle direction, la gare ?)
  • Describe your mode of transport (Je prends le train.)


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week
A1 Essentials

A1 | Essentials Workshop

ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS

A1 Essentials will help you revise the key grammar points of the A1 level course, practice your speaking skills with A1-level material, and refine your accent with focussed attention to the basic sounds and phonemes in French.

Whether you are at the beginning or the end of A1 Beginners level, you can attend this workshop as a means of revision and consolidation or as preparation ahead of your usual class.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: One-off | 3-hour workshop
A2 Conversation (Elementary)

A2 | Conversation

CONVERSATION COURSES

In this course, improve and enhance your speaking and listening skills through lively discussions and meaningful conversations covering a wide array of topical issues, stimulated and supported by articles and videos from the French press.

Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Once a week | 2-hour lesson [Conversation Courses]
A2 Elementary

A2.1 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

You've been building a solid foundation in French, and now it's time to get conversational. With a focus on daily life, this course will teach you to:

  • Communicate about your routine (Je me réveille à 8h00.)
  • Chat about your work and its requirements (Je travaille de la maison, c'est pratique.)
  • Organise outings in French, suggesting various activities and negotiating meeting times (Retrouvons-nous à 16h pour faire du sport?)
  • Accepting or refusing someone else's invitation (Merci mais je suis trop occupé pour participer.)


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week

A2.3 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

Continue to progress in leaps and bounds as you discover the richness of French food, fashion and cinema. In this course, you will:

  • Practice ordering your favourite French dishes (J'aimerais le coq au vin, s'il vous plait)
  • Rehearse typical shopping scenarios (Combien coûte cette jupe?)
  • Become confident leaving positive and negative feedback (Je n'ai pas du tout aimé cette expérience.)
  • Come to grips with key grammatical structures designed to make your French more sophisticated, including two different past tenses (Quand j'étais jeune, je suis allé en France) and pronouns to help avoid repetition in your speech (J'aime les croissants, j'en mange tous les matins.)


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week
A2 Essentials

A2 | Essentials Workshop

ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS

A2 Essentials will help you revise the key grammar points of the A2 level course, practice your speaking skills with A2-level material, and refine your accent with focussed attention to the basic sounds and phonemes in French.

Whether you are at the beginning or the end of A2 Elementary level, you can attend this workshop as a means of revision and consolidation or as preparation ahead of your usual class.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.



Pace: One-off | 3-hour workshop
B1 Conversation (Intermediate)

B1 | Conversation

CONVERSATION COURSES

In this course, improve and enhance your speaking and listening skills through lively discussions and meaningful conversations covering a wide array of topical issues, stimulated and supported by articles and videos from the French press.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Once a week | 2-hour lesson [Conversation Courses]
B1 Essentials

B1 | Essentials Workshop

ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS

B1 Essentials will help you revise the key grammar points of the B1 level course, practice and perfect your speaking skills with B1-level material, and hone your accent with focussed attention to the basic sounds and phonemes in French.

Whether you are at the beginning or the end of B1 Intermediate level, you can attend this workshop as a means of revision and consolidation or as preparation ahead of your usual class.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: One-off | 3-hour workshop
B1 Intermediate

B1.1 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

You've done it - you are no longer a beginner learner of French and you're charging your way into the Intermediate courses. Intermediate 1 tackles :

  • ‘Plus-que-parfait’ tense (J'avais eu un premier rendez-vous avec lui.)
  • Conditional tense (Je serais ravi de vous accueillir.)
  • Hypothetical constructions (Si vous rêvez de parler français, rejoignez l’Alliance Française.)
  • Asking questions using lequel/laquelle/lesquels/lesquelles
  • How to communicate in French in a professional setting, including talking about your work experience, identifying your skills and writing a CV


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week

B1.2 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

With Intermediate 1 now behind you, you're ready to further your progress. Relish in the topics of cooking, cosmetics, vintage culture and "made in France", while exploring French stereotypes and the French education system. In this course, you will:

  • Become well acquainted with two new pronouns, "" and "dont" and posessive pronouns (le mien, le tien)
  • Learn to talk about something that is ongoing (Je suis en train de faire….)
  • Polish your ability to talk about the recent past and close future (Je viens de boire un café et je vais acheter une baguette.)
  • Clarify any confusion you may have around more advanced uses of avoir in the past tense (Ces photos? Le client les a adorées. Ce voyage? Les clients l’ont adoré.)


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week

B1.5 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

Your progress remains steady as you now near the end of the Intermediate level. This course is designed to help you refine your communicative skills in order to:

  • Suggest advice (Je vous recommande…)
  • Become emphatic and persuasive in your speech (Il faut absolument que tu ailles voir cette personne.)
  • Appear convincing in your arguments
  • Negotiate with poise, and make concessions and compromises


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week
B2 Conversation (Upper Intermediate)

B2 | Conversation

CONVERSATION COURSES

In this course, improve and enhance your speaking and listening skills through lively discussions and meaningful conversations covering a wide array of topical issues, stimulated and supported by articles and videos from the French press.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Once a week | 2-hour lesson [Conversation Courses]
B2 Upper Intermediate

B2.1 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

You’re now an “Upper-Intermediate” user of French, and are becoming more and more independent with each passing day. In this course, you will:

  • Complexify your speech with lequel and auxquels (Ce sont les professionnels auxquels j’ai confié mon apprentissage.)
  • Be inspired by French innovation and technology
  • Cultivate an appreciation of art, music, ballet, musicals, literature and more


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week

B2.3 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

Let’s spark some healthy debate over the greatest movies and series, while considering the place and influence of new technologies and social media. This course will teach you to:

  • Make comparisons
  • Draw conclusions (En effet, parce que, c’est pourquoi)
  • Explain cause and effect
  • Use relative pronouns with confidence (Ceux-là, ils y vont avec moi.)


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week

B2.4 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

Learn to be more nuanced in your speech as you learn to:

  • Master the passive voice (Le professeur a été impressionné par ses élèves.)
  • Speculate about what could or might happen (Il pourrait avoir quitté le pays.)
  • Express uncertainty in the subjunctive mood (Je ne suis pas certain qu’il puisse quitter le pays.)
  • Skillfully agree your past participles with avoir (Ce sont les expressions que les étudiants ont préférées.)
  • Explore stimulating topics as ecology, politics, economics, health sport and volunteering


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week
C1-C2 Advanced to Proficient

C1-C2 | Comprehensive

Easy Going Courses

Félicitations ! Your dedication and hard work have led you to speak French as if it were your mother tongue. At this level, you can expect to:

  • Sharpen your grammatical knowledge
  • Fluidify your speech
  • Broaden your vocabulary over a vast range of topics
  • Engage with your peers in lively debates and conversations, using newspaper articles, videos and radio program extracts as stimulus


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Easy Going | 2 hours per week
C1/C2 Conversation (Advanced to Proficient)

C1-C2 | Conversation

CONVERSATION COURSES

In this course, improve and enhance your speaking and listening skills through lively discussions and meaningful conversations covering a wide array of topical issues, stimulated and supported by articles and videos from the French press.


Our staff is fully vaccinated.
All persons 16+ entering the Alliance Française de Sydney premises must provide proof of vaccination (2 doses) or provide a negative COVID PCR test result, no more than 36 hours old, and wear a mask at all times.


Pace: Once a week | 2-hour lesson [Conversation Courses]
A2 - B1 | French Culture Workshops

French cinema and comedy throughout the ages | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Embark on a brief discovery of the history and development of French cinema, noting some of the most iconic actors and films of all time. Then, dive into the world of French comedy and examine the films and actors who played pivotal roles in this genre between the 60’s and now. Study extracts of new and old comedy classics to better understand the mechanisms of French humour.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off

French literature: page-turners, then and now | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

(Re)discover famous French literature from Balzac, Zola, Stendhal, Colette and Proust, and briefly review a selection of contemporary French works from writers including Katherine Pancol, Guillaume Musso or Anna Gavalda.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off
B1 - B2 | French Culture Workshops

French cinema and comedy throughout the ages | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Embark on a brief discovery of the history and development of French cinema, noting some of the most iconic actors and films of all time. Then, dive into the world of French comedy and examine the films and actors who played pivotal roles in this genre between the 60’s and now. Study extracts of new and old comedy classics to better understand the mechanisms of French humour.

The evolution of French fashion | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Fashion holds a significant place in cultural and social life in France, and has been an important aspect of the economy since the time of  Louis XIV. Examine, analyse and debate resources as you discover the world of French Fashion, and learn about the lives of designers from Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and more.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off
Open | French Culture Workshops

Bastille Day | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Learn about the ways that French history shape contemporary France. In this fascinating workshop, retrace key moments and events that led to the French Revolution, deepen your understanding of the French national identity and discover how the French celebrate their national holiday.

This is a bilingual workshop, run in both French and English.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off

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