At French à la Carte, the emphasis is placed on speaking and understanding the language with the right balance of fluency and accuracy. Our General French classes consist of expression and comprehension activities with relevant grammar and vocabulary exercises. Most importantly, we promote learning by tying in practical as well as cultural aspects of life in a French-speaking country. In addition, progression is tailored to the level and interests of the group being taught.

Our General French classes take place at the Pymble Golf Club, on Sydney’s North Shore, from Monday to Friday, between 9:30am and 4:30pm. We currently offer 18 group classes of all levels, from Complete Beginners to Very Advanced. Our groups have on average 12 students per class, and a maximum of 16 students.

French à la Carte will help you find a suitable class depending upon:

  • your current level of French: if you have a CECR Level (A1, A2, B1, etc..), let us know!
  • your availability

Each General French class moves up one level at the beginning of each year (in other words, one level = 4 Terms).

Once we have identified a potentially suitable class, we’ll invite you to a trial lesson. Above all, our aim is to find a class where you’ll fit right in!

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French à la Carte Timetable for General Classes - 2020
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Elementary Level – A1

The Elementary level classes are for students who have no knowledge or very limited knowledge of French. Complete Beginners can join the Elementary 1 level, whereas those who have studied some French a long time ago or would like to learn from scratch can join Elementary 1 or 2, depending on your level and availabilities.

These classes will help you communicate at an A1 level in French so that you…

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions.
  • Can introduce yourself and others, ask and answer personal questions.
  • Can interact in a simple conversation with a slow speaking conversation partner.
Elementary 1 French class

Thursday

2.30 – 4.30pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Friday

2.30 – 4.30pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Pre-Intermediate Level – A2

Pre-intermediate level classes will help you communicate at an A2 level in French so that you…

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to familiar topics.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.
  • Can describe in simple terms your background and immediate environment.

Tuesday

1.30 – 3.30pm

Board Room

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Monday

9.30 – 11.30pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Intermediate Level – B1

Intermediate level classes will help you communicate at a B1 level in French so that you…

  • Can understand the basics of matters like work, school, leisure etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in a French speaking country.
  • Can write simple connected text on familiar topics.
Intermediate 1 French class

Monday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Boardroom

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Thursday

9.30 – 11.30am

Kel Nagle Room

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Wednesday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Boardroom

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Upper-Intermediate Level – B1+

Upper-Intermediate level classes will help you communicate at a B1+ level in French so that you…

  • Can describe experiences and past events.
  • Can describe dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • Can give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Tuesday

9.30 – 11.30am

Kel Nagle Room

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Friday

9.30 – 11.30am

Kel Nagle Room

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Tuesday

1.45 – 3.45pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Tuesday

1.45 – 3.45pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Advanced Level – B2

Advanced level classes will help you communicate at a B2 level in French so that you…

  • Can understand a complex text, both general and specific topics.
  • Can interact with native speakers, easily understand them and express yourself without thinking about language.
  • Can write clear, detailed text and explain viewpoints on a certain topic by giving pros and cons.
Advanced 1 French class

Monday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Thursday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Wednesday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Board Room

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Fluency Level – C1-C2

Fluency level classes will help you communicate at a C1/C2 level in French so that you…

  • Can understand a wide range of longer texts and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can express yourself spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

Wednesday

2.30 – 4.30pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Wednesday

9.30 – 11.30am

Kel Nagle Room

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Friday

12.15 – 2.15pm

Kel Nagle Room

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Friday

9.30 – 11.30am

Board Room

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Maximise your French learning experience

Looking for more than General French classes?

French à la Carte is committed to offering Sydneysiders the most complete French experience.

In addition to our regular Term classes, we also organise conversation classes, regular workshops, events and immersions in French. These are available throughout the year, not only for French à la Carte students but for all francophiles looking to add a bit more French in their life.

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