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Learn to speak French

Whatever your motivation for learning French - whether it's for business or leisure - we can help you develop a comprehensive and well-rounded command of the language, in a fun, friendly and sociable environment.

Led by experienced, French native-speaking teachers and offered for all levels, this 32-hour course - available on-site or online - is designed to inspire continuous improvement in the four cornerstones of language learning: listening, writing, reading, and speaking.

Speak French with an authentic accent

32-hour course

$17.46 per hour (Early Bird price)


All levels, all year round: A1-C2 

Typically, 6-12 students per class

Catch Up lessons available


Textbooks are temporarily unavailable for purchase through our website. Please order online with our partner InText

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Learn French wherever you are

Continue making progress in French and connect with our Francophile community with our online learning experience. We're confident you'll find it every bit as good as our on-site classes.


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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
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
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 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

Sorry, this course is sold out.

But you can be added to a waiting list in case a spot becomes available.

Code: 2022 S1 GC A1 EG 2 SM ONLINE
Please note that there will be no class on Saturday April 16th.

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