French Classes for Adults on Sydney’s North Shore

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French à la Carte is a French language school for adults offering daytime classes on the North Shore of Sydney in St Ives and at Bayview Golf Club in Mona Vale

The teachers at French à la Carte are all highly qualified native teachers. What’s more, they are passionate about France, its culture and its language. They develop tailor-made programmes to respond directly to the needs of each class.

A great sense of community and friendship develops very quickly in all our French classes, therefore making learning an easier and more enjoyable experience. To maximise our students’ exposure to the language and the culture, our courses are complemented by optional:

  • conversation classes,

  • holiday language & cultural workshops,

  • full immersion seminars both overseas and in Australia,

  • as well as various cultural or social events.

Term Dates 2021

  • Term 1   Monday 1 February – Monday 29 March
  • Term 2   Monday 19 April – Friday 11 June
  • Term 3   Monday 12 July – Friday 3 September
  • Term 4   Tuesday 5 October – Monday 29 November

Term Dates 2022

  • Term 1   Monday 14 February – Friday 8 April
  • Term 2   Monday 2 May – Monday 27 June
  • Term 3   Monday 25 July – Friday 16 September
  • Term 4   Monday 17 October – Friday 9 December

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney, all our classes are currently held online via Zoom.
Our teachers are fully prepared for online teaching and make their absolute best to keep each class fun and engaging.

Contact us if you’d like to organise a free trial at any point.

GENERAL FRENCH CLASSES
IN ST IVES 

More than 20 group classes of all levels, for complete beginners to very advanced, from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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GENERAL FRENCH CLASSES
IN MONA VALE

Classes on Mondays & Tuesdays, for Elementary and Pre-intermediate levels, at Bayview Golf Club. 9.30am to 4.30pm

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CONVERSATION CLASSES
6 STUDENTS MAXIMUM

1-hour classes in a friendly environment,  focusing primarily on enhancing conversational skills and fluency of speech.
8 week terms.

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INDIVIDUAL & GROUP
PRIVATE TUITION

French à la Carte is now offering Private tuition for Individuals and Groups of up to 6 students, to everyone interested in tailored classes which suit your availability, level and goals.

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What’s on at French à la Carte ?

4-week Café Actus Workshops

Thu 9 Sep 2021 | 10:00 am - Thu 30 Sep 2021 | 11:30 am

English & French Meditation Workshops

Fri 10 Sep 2021 | 10:00 am - Fri 1 Oct 2021 | 11:00 pm

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Our Students Say …

“You and your teachers have put in so much time, effort and expertise to keep us all involved and having fun with our lessons and extra activities. Thank you all so much.”

(May 2020)

Liz C.

“French à la Carte provides us with lots of bonus content and information during the lockdown period. Merci!”

(May 2020)

Carolyn M.

“The lessons at French à la Carte are fabulous with brilliant teachers that bring the flavour of France right into the room while you tackle learning the language in a supportive group. Really enjoyable and every week I look forward to class!”

Jane W.

“I have studied French as a mature adult student at three institutions, two in Australia and one in France. I have found instruction at French à la Carte to be the best of the three. In particular, grammar and more complex vocabulary are clearly explained in both French and English, rather than in French alone. This, is my experience, optimises comprehension, and enables faster learning.”

Richard D.

“One could not find a more enjoyable and effective way to learn the French language….. The excellent native French speaking teachers provide a fun atmosphere for gaining a solid background of French grammar as well as for developing conversation and comprehension skills with a varied and interesting programme… Learning French at FALC for eight years so far has enriched my life in many ways!”

Judy C.

“I love my lessons at French à la Carte! They are stimulating and also fun – we laugh a lot. It’s great learning in such a relaxed and supportive environment and now, after three years, my classmates have become my friends. I hate missing a single class.”

Alison P.

“I have been attending French à la Carte for 5 years. I have never learnt French before and I have really enjoyed FALC’s fun approach balanced between learning new vocabulary and grammar. It has given me the confidence to speak to French people while travelling and to keep improving. I can highly recommend FALC to any aspirational francophone.”

Rik D.

“After attending various French language options in Sydney over a number of years, I came across FALC and am now in my second year there. I really enjoy both the structure & flexibility of our classes. … We do not follow a prescribed text book but rather a programme designed according to our teacher’s assessments of our needs, & often the grammar points just develop out of our conversation of the day. …Importantly, there are a lot of classes which cater for all levels from beginners to fluency…. The school provides a lot of excellent activities over & above normal classes…”

Ceri H.

” I have been attending French à la Carte for several years. Not only is it a place for linguistic learning but also a place where friendships are formed. There is a vibrancy which makes attending classes and the numerous social functions a pleasure to be involved in. The teachers are truly dedicated and passionate about sharing their love of all things ‘françaises’… making it pleasurable to keep coming back for more. “

Junainah L.

” I cannot speak highly enough of French à la Carte. I have been studying with the school for the last 7 years, having started and stopped at other schools before joining FALC. In that time, our class, which is typical of many at FALC, has lost less than one handful of students, due to unavoidable commitments. The rest of us continue to enjoy the whole experience of learning French at the school. “

Christine S.

Testimonies about our classes at Bayview Golf Club

A la Carte French Classes for Adults on Sydney’s North Shore