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French Conversation - Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course

Gain maximum exposure to the French language and culture!

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Robina Start date: 06 Feb 2023 Duration: 8 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

The focus of this course is to master the basics and it has been devised to offer the maximum exposure to the French language and culture.  A mini-immersion style will be used in class, with French language used increasingly to familiarise students with the sounds and nuances of the language.

At the end of the course, students will master the basics of the language using the four languages skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading.  Students will learn the rules of pronunciation and spelling principles and will be able to communicate on topics such as greetings, introductions, and manners in a formal or informal context. You will also be able to use numbers, express date, time and phone numbers.

The course is facilitated by a native French speaker.

Areas covered include: family, jobs, hotels, holiday, grammatical explanations, charts and vocabulary listings.  It is ideal for travellers or those with an interest in the language.

Subjects covered:

  • greetings
  • introducing yourself and others
  • talking about your family and saying what you do for a living
  • asking for directions
  • asking for opening and closing hours
  • booking a hotel room and buying a train ticket
  • general shopping, buying stamps and postcards
  • going to the supermarket
  • eating at a restaurant, understanding the menu, ordering and paying for food

In the final class students will be encouraged to participate in a “crepe degustation”, this will be a fun cultural experience for all involved.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
06 Feb 2023
8 weeks
6.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Full fee: $340

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French Conversation - Level 1 (NONAC09003)

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French Conversation - Level 1

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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This very popular course is designed for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of the language required.

Resources required

Classroom delivery – Southport:

  • Students are required to purchase the "Talk French Mixed Media" eBook before the course commences.
    A suggested supplier can be found here: Dymocks Talk French eBook
  • You should bring a pen and paper for note taking - handouts are also provided in class.
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Classroom delivery - Robina:

  • Students are required to purchase the "Talk French Mixed Media" eBook before the course commences.
    A suggested supplier can be found here: Dymocks Talk French eBook
  • Please BYOD laptop/kindle to use the eBook during the class
  • Please bring a pen, pencil and writing paper to class.
  • We recommend using public transport or
  • If you are driving, BEFORE you arrive, please download the EasyPark App, set up your account and enter this code in full: 321088139 to recognise TAFE as the location.
    Parking can be accessed via Paddington Place. ONLY park in the spaces marked with the Red TAFE Queensland logo on either B1 or B2 to avoid being fined by Easy Park.
    Please be aware that parking spaces can fill early.
Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.