Beginner Classes

Intermediate Classes

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Classes are offered over 4 X 10 Week Terms. Classes are 1.5 hour sessions.
Cost : $200 per 10 week Term

There are currently 3 Beginners Classes, 2 Intermediate Classes and 1 Advanced Class.

Absolute Beginners Classes are offered as 5 week 'Taster' Modules at the

commencement of each term if there are a minimum of 5 students. 

These classes (1 hour sessions) would cost $75 for 5 lessons.


Which level of Beginner are you?

On average, starting from scratch, 4 Terms at AFI (one year) should get you past Beginners level, especially if you do  some extra learning yourself, online, Duo Lingo etc.

You may not be able to hold a long narrative conversation but you should be able to answer or ask basic things in everyday French and use basic sentences using present, past and future usage.

E.g  I am learning French...

I learned 20 verbs and survived . . . 

I will do somersaults when I am fluent in French ... 


Term 1    (5 weeks)  Français pratique

1   Se présenter, parler de ses loisirs, parler de sa

2  Parler de sa jeunesse (imparfait), Parler du weekend
     passé (passé composé), Parler de Wollongong

3  A l’hôtel.  A la banque.  A l’office de tourisme

4  A l’aéroport : Dans un restaurant/café,lLouer une

5  Parler d’une ville/un village   /  Parler de sa routine

Term 1  (5 weeks)  France tourisme

1  Bretagne

2  Haute Savoie

3  Provence

4  Pays de la Loire

5  Pays basque

Term 2  (5 weeks)  Pays francophones

1  Tahiti

2   Ile Maurice

3  La Réunion

4  France- Paris

5 La Belgique

Term 2  (5 weeks)  Myths and legends 
Raconter une histoire

1  Greek and Roman

2  Breton / Arthurian

3  Perrault

4 Saints

5 Pierre Gripari- 2 stories


There is no need to enrol or pay before joining a class. Contact by email, SMS or call to let us know which level you prefer.  You can try various classes beforehand to ascertain where you feel most comfortable.

     Betty Hassen

     TEL     4228 6214

     MOB  0412 451 010


Alliance Française Illawarra 

BSB  082-916         
Acc No 515040351

Reference for payments
Geoff's Classes           T1.GG<yourname>  

Betty's classes            T1.BH<yourname>

Catherine's classes   T1.CT<yourname.

Term 3  (5 weeks)  Literary Extracts

1   Albert Camus – l’étranger

2  Guy de Maupassant – Deux amis

3  Michel Bussi   Nymphéas Noirs

4   Muriel Barbery  L’élégance du hérisson

5   Marcel Pagnol   Jean de Florette

Term 3  (5 weeks)   Popular films  (Extracts)

1   Bienvenue chez les ch’tis  (Comedy)

2   Manon des Sources (Pagnol classic)

3   Ratatouille  (cartoon- children’s)

4   Neuilly sa mère  (Integration – social and


5   Les trois mousquetaires  (Historic – classic)

Term 4  (5 weeks)  News and current affairs
       (Depending on what’s happening at the time)

Term 4   A gallop through French history

1  Prehistory and Gaul

2  Medieval

3   Renaissance

4  The Revolution

5  First World War

2021 TOPICS for
5 WEEK Interest Modules

Presenter : Geoff Galagher

What defines Intermediate Level?

At Intermediate level, basic grammar elements and vocabulary from Beginners are revised and extended with more practice and repetition of spoken French. 

Basic Pronunciation and simple sentence corrections should be minimal.

Most students will remain at Intermediate level for many years, but you would ceratinly beat a level where you can hold your own in everyday situations in France.