French courses in Sydney French Centre language
Completed a Beginner 1 and a Beginner 2 course at the French Centre or at least 36 hours of formal French tuition elsewhere? Our in class Beginner 3 course consisting of one 2.25 hour class per week, for a total of 8 weeks (18 hours tuition) and corresponding to level A1.3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - is the course for you.
Starting dates & times:
In class French Centre Beginner 3 course - one 2.25 hour class per week for a total of 8 weeks:
Starting date: to be arranged
• 8 week course price: $370
There is no need to purchase expensive textbooks. In fact the prices above include GST, and, at no extra cost, the French Centre Beginner 3 course notes, in Pdf format, & the French Centre Beginner 3 Practice CDs, in Mp3 format, which accompany the course, available for download on enrolment.
The French Centre does not charge a membership or enrolment fee.
How to enrol?
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If you have studied French before, or you've been self-learning French beyond the standard language learning apps, or you have any doubts regarding your level please contact us prior to enrolling.
By enrolling in a course you agree to our Terms & Conditions of enrolment so please take a moment to read these prior to enrolling.
Where are the classes held?
Our French classes are held at the French Centre which is located in King York House, at suite 304, level 3, 32 York Street Street in Sydney's CBD, between Market and King streets, opposite The Grace Hotel, and between Wynyard & Town Hall stations (find us on Google Maps). If you are driving in, it is probably more convenient to park in a parking station. To find which is the cheapest parking station nearby, please click on this link: www.parkopedia.mobi, insert in the "Where are you going?" field, "32 York Street, Sydney", and the appropriate time range. Our office hours are generally 1.30pm - 6.00pm, Monday to Thursday. However, if you are planning to drop by, please contact us ahead. What does the French Centre look like? Take a peak!
Our small class size (average of 12 students) allows for plenty of practice and allows you to meet a range of truly interesting people whose contagious enthusiasm turns each French lesson into a gathering of friends rather than a formal French class.
In our Beginner 3 course, we continue to master le présent de l'indicatif, le passé composé and les pronoms objets directs et indirects, we delve further into l'imparfait and we learn le futur proche as we continue to follow Stéphanie et David in their Parisian "adventures"! We learn how to invite someone out, and decide when and where to meet, we finish off the "Avez-vous une table pour deux personnes?" lesson which, as you've probably gathered, involves a lot more than simply: "Je voudrais le bœuf bourguignon, s'il vous plaît", and we learn how to ask for directions regarding le Métro de Paris and the intricacies of catching le Métro. Learn about our approach to teaching French.
Aiming for fluency in French?
Our French courses are ideal for those aiming to achieve a high degree of fluency in French. In our Beginner courses (Beginner 1, 2 & 3) we start to build up our French vacabulary, to master the pronunciation, to learn how to construct sentences, to develop conversational skills so that you can actually hold a conversation relating to both practical topics and conversational topics, and to gain an understanding of how the language works - i.e. the grammar which we explain in the simplest and clearest of manners.
French for travellers:
In the French Centre Beginner 3 course we will also continue to cover a range of topics ideal for travellers to France: we assume that the vast majority of our students will be travelling to France, either for the first time or will be returning to France in the future.
Our practice CDs:
Our French Practice CDs, available in Mp3 format, have proven to be very popular with our students. They allow you to practise the vocabulary, the expressions and phrases, and the dialogue covered in your French class by repeating it several times, each time leaving a gap so that you can repeat it yourself. One of the most appealing features of the Practice CDs is that you can download them to your phone and listen to them in your car, at the gym, whilst you catch public transport or take the dog for a walk, and they represent a continuation of the class outside of class. They are also very useful if you happen to miss a class altogether.
Unsure of your level?
If you have studied French before yet you are wondering whether you should join the French Centre Beginner 3 course, or join another level, please contact us to enquire. If you studied French in year 12 or at university as an undergraduate, no matter how long ago it was, please contact us as the Beginner 3 course is not a "refresher" course: it assumes that you completed 40 hours of formal French tuition.