Learn French for Beginners


$349 Limited GST free / $174.50 / $279.20 / $314.10
Learn French for Beginners

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Course description

French Classes for Beginners in Sydney CBD. Whether for business, travel or just for fun, you can learn the basics of French language at this informal, practical and interactive course.

Chances are you’re already au fait with a number of French phrases and words. You may have had déjà vu reading the menu at a restaurant or cafe. But there’s still a lot to learn – c’est la vie! This Level 1 course will teach you how to communicate in French with simple vocabulary and basic sentences.

Course content

Through a conversational approach and with a focus on clear explanations of basic language structures, you will develop basic skills in conversation, reading, listening and writing – while also learning about French culture.


By the end of this course you will have learned how to:

  • introduce yourself and introduce other people in the group
  • spell your name (using the alphabet in French)
  • understand the concepts of formality / informality (“tu” or “vous”) that should be used in various social contexts and apply accordingly
  • name countries and continents
  • provide personal information (name, nationality, contact details etc)
  • ask a range of questions to obtain personal information from others
  • provide information on others
  • say numbers (0 – 100) in French and use them in context
  • greet people and take leave (formally and informally)
  • communicate with other learners in the group and the tutor using language structures for a classroom setting
  • relevant Grammar: Verbs relating to the language used to achieve above outcomes eg, s’appeler, être, avoir etc (affirmative and negative). Gender (masculine, feminine) and Number (singular, plural). Describing words (adjectives). Definite and indefinite articles. Possessive adjectives.

Please note the course content may be adapted to suit the learning pace and needs of the group.

Ideal for

This course is designed for beginners with no previous learning in French

Course textbook

Please purchase the course textbook and bring it to each class:

Alter Ego Plus A1
ISBN: 9782011558107

The textbook costs approximately $43, including CDRom. (There is also an activity book available, but your teacher will advise at the first class whether this is needed). To encourage learning through immersion in the language, the text is entirely in French, so you may also choose to buy a French/English dictionary or app as an extra learning resource.

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

Please note: sometimes a course start date is postponed until there are enough enrolments. It is therefore wise to purchase your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

Please bring to each class
  • Your textbook
  • A notebook and pen

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Trish Said: Kathleen made the learning experience very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to Level 2!

  • Peter Said: The opportunity to build confidence with other beginners.

  • Jackie Said: Kathleen is a great teacher; patient, generous, gets everyone involved and working together. She goes at the right pace and makes you feel accomplished and wanting to learn more. She also makes it fun. Excellent course. Thanks Jackie