Adult Courses

Learn French at your own pace: at Alliance Française d'Adélaïde, you will find French courses adapted to your needs, availability and objectives! 

Need assistance?
If you require any assistance with the online facility or choosing a course, please don't hesitate to phone us on 8272 4281.

Complete beginner?
Enrol in one of the Beginners 1 - A1.1 courses on offer.

Have some knowledge of French?
You must be assessed prior enrolling in a course.
Request a placement test.

If you don't have time for an online assessment, please come to the AF and meet with one of our teachers for a free assessment. To book your assessment, please send us an email to adelaide@af.org.au or call us at 08 8272 4281.


COURSES DATES - 2021

Term 1: 27 January – 10 April
Term 2: 27 April - 3 July
Term 3: 19 July - 25 September
Term 4: 11 October - 17  December (For Teens & Kids 11 December)


Join Us for Our Free Trial Classes

Discover our teaching methods, experience the learning material, meet our teaching team and ask any questions you'd like!

Beginner - 19 April - 5pm
Beginner - 20 April - 5pm



Intermediate - 21 April - 5pm

Register for the trial class that suits you best. Please note that these trial classes are for adult students only.


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Location
Pace
A1 Beginners

A1.1 Beginners

Term Course

Learn how to greet others, introduce yourself and someone else, give and ask for information (name, address, telephone number...), and start to express yourself in another language!

Textbook: 
Cosmopolite 1/A1, Dossier 0 + 1


    Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

    A1.2 Beginners

    Term Course

    Travel to another city, describe it, ask for and give directions and learn how to book an accommodation.

    Talk about your family and learn how to describe someone. Express your personal tastes and study how to give more information about yourself (profession, passions, dreams).


    Textbook: 
    Cosmopolite 1/A1, Dossier 2 + 3


    Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

    A1.3 Beginners

    Term Course

    Let’s go out ! Describe your daily routine at home and at work, ask for and give information about events, accept or decline someone’s invitation.

    Explore the past with passé composé and talk about past events and experiences, give advices with imperative.

    Textbook: Cosmopolite 1/A1, Dossier 4 + 5


    Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

    A1.4 Beginners

    Term Course

    After doing revision of passé composé, travel in francophone countries, choose a travel destination and learn future. Describe cities, talk about seasons and climate and express your sensations and emotions.

    Textbook: Cosmopolite 1/A1, Dossier 6


    Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

    Beginners A1.1

    Term Course

    Learn how to greet others, introduce yourself and someone else, give and ask for information (name, address, telephone number...), and start to express yourself in another language!

    Textbook: 
    Cosmopolite 1/A1, Dossier 0 + 1


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 9 weeks
      A2 Intermediate

      A2.1 Intermediate

      Term Course

      Let’s talk about food! Understand a menu, order and give your opinion about a restaurant making comparisons with others. 
      Go back to the past and learn imparfait to compare yesterday and today.
      Go shopping and learn about clothing trends and and become a fashion critic!

      Text Book: Cosmopolite 1,  Dossier 7 + 8


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      A2.2 Intermediate

      Term Course

      Discover different types of tourism in France, compare linguistic stays, describe unusual accommodations and express rules and recommendations with various structures.

      Talk about past experiences, express your emotions and learn how to structure your speech with time markers.! 


      Textbook: 
      Cosmopolite 2/A2, Dossier 1 + 2


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      A2.3 Intermediate

      Term Course

      Let’s talk about work in France and Australia. Speak about your career, give advices and learn about a new past tense: le plus-que-parfait.

      Share your tastes regarding cultural activities (series, music, comics, etc.). Learn how to ask written and spoken questions and express wishes with conditional.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 2/A2, Dossier 3 and 4


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      A2.4 Intermediate

      Term Course

      ​ Learn how to describe someone’s characteristics. Convince, reassure and react to someone’s opinion. Share your fears and feelings when you were traveling.

      Talk about cooking, cosmetics, repairs cafés and vintage. Discuss success stories and learn how to give a chronology to yours.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 2/A2, Dossier 5 & 6


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      A2.5 Intermediate

      Term Course

      ​ Let’s talk about past. Understand someone’s story and share your memories about French. Stand up for a cause, criticize a project, ask for opinions and offer solutions.

      Understand and discuss news. Learn how to make suggestions with conditional and express your hopes with subjunctive.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 2/A2, Dossier 7 & 8


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      Intermediate Conversation

      Term Course

      Learning Objectives
      Conversation classes are designed to increase your comprehension and usage of French and increase fluency and spontaneous exchanges in a safe and fun environment.

      • Increase your vocabulary and your French fluency
      • Improve your everyday spoken French.

      • Practise grammar while speaking

      • Increase your knowledge about France and its culture

      Course Structure
      Strengthen your confidence and exchange with other students around topics pre-established together in an hour-long conversation class.  

      Increase your vocabulary and your French fluency, your everyday spoken French, practise grammar while speaking and increase your knowledge about France and its culture in a very structured lesson divided between class talks, group chats and individual public speaking. 


      Pace: 1 hour / week for 10 weeks
      B1 Advanced

      B1.2 Advanced

      Term Course

      Discover issues you can encounter when you are abroad. Learn how to describe health issues and their consequences, how to express your feelings in these situations. Share and discuss your past experiences abroad describing your differences with your country, your tastes and interests.

      Text Book: Cosmopolite 3/B1,  Dossier 2


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B1.3 Advanced

      Term Course

      What do you do tonight? Talk about going out: discuss events, persuade and choose what to do. Discover customs of different countries and discuss cultural differences. Learn how to describe someone’s behaviour.

      Text Book: Cosmopolite 3/B1,  Dossier 3 


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B1.4 Advanced

      Term Course

      ​This term is about sustainable development. Give your opinion on the topic, debate, learn how to make reservations and offer solutions. Talk about local sustainable project and encourage people to act to save our planet.

      Text Book: Cosmopolite 3/B1,  Dossier 4


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B1.5 Advanced

      Term Course

      ​Talk about professional world. Present your profession, understand and give advices for an interview, discuss differences between France and your country and describe a day at work. Learn how to structure your speech in the time.

      ​Text Book: Cosmopolite 3/B1 - Dossier 5


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B1.7 Advanced

      Term Course
      What for the future? Talk about scientific innovation, present and explain scientific discoveries and technologic innovations. Imagine our future and the consequences of these innovations on it.

      Text Book: Cosmopolite 3/B1 - Dossier 7


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks
      B2 Upper Advanced

      B2 Conversation

      Term Course

      While doing revisions and practicing French grammar, improve your everyday spoken French. Through different topics increase your vocabulary and your knowledge about France and its culture. This class is focus on speaking and improving your fluency. It requires a B2 level minimum.


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B2 Upper Advanced Conversation

      Term Course

      While doing revisions and practicing French grammar, improve your everyday spoken French. Through different topics increase your vocabulary and your knowledge about France and its culture. This class is focus on speaking and improving your fluency. It requires a B2 level minimum.


      Pace: 3 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B2.3 Upper Advanced

      Term Course

      What media do you prefer? Share and compare your preferences about books, debate about the cinema. Discuss cultural specificities, share society issues and offer solutions. Give your opinion about TV series and understand a creation process.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 4/B2, Dossier 3


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      B2.6 Upper Advanced

      Term Course

      How to make our society better? Learn and debate around social and fair economy, discuss solutions about protecting environment. Understand and talk about citizen participation and debate about overconsumption.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 4/B2, Dossier 6


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      Upper Advanced B2.1

      Term Course

      What trends do you like? Talk about fashion and analyse your relation with looks and clothes, discuss the new trends around food. Describe unusual way to go on holidays and debate around “vintage”.

      Textbook: Cosmopolite 4/B2, Dossier 1


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks
      C1 Academic

      C1 Conversation

      Term Course

      While doing revisions and practicing French grammar, improve your everyday spoken French. Through different topics increase your vocabulary and your knowledge about France and its culture. This class is focus on speaking and improving your fluency. It requires a B2 level minimum.


      Pace: 2 hours / week over 10 weeks

      C1 Conversation

      Term Course

      While doing revisions and practicing French grammar, improve your everyday spoken French. Through different topics increase your vocabulary and your knowledge about France and its culture. This class is focus on speaking and improving your fluency. It requires a B2 level minimum.


      Pace: 3 hours / week over 10 weeks

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