French Intermediate (CEFR A2)

Course description

This course is suitable for students who have achieved the A1 level of CEFR (refer to Important information) , this equates to Adult Education courses French 1 – French 8.

This intermediate course is delivered in 8 terms and will cover the entire text book Grammaire en dialogues – Niveau débutant.
New students wishing to enrol in this course are advised to contact Adult Education to see if this is the correct course for them.
This is not an intensive course but some study and weekly homework will be required.

  • Textbook purchase required: see What to bring and Important information

What your course will cover

In a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere, you will cover:

  • Regular revision exercises covering all the grammar learned to date.
  • Listening and reading exercises to enhance comprehension, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and cultural awareness.
  • Development of oral and listening skills with lots of practice of everyday life conversation about familiar topics (work, leisure, food, holidays ...).

You will learn the following grammar:

  • Reflexive verbs: se lever, se passer...
  • The French transaltions of the verb ‘to know’: savoir et connaître.
  • Comparisons: Je suis plus grande que toi. Il fait moins chaud ici qu’au Queensland...
  • The future tense called futur simple and the past tense called imparfait.
  • Replacement pronouns: en, y, lui, leur ...
  • Relative pronouns: qui, que, où
  • Passive voice
  • Modal verbs: pouvoir, vouloir, devoir

What to bring

  • The textbook: Grammaire en dialogues – Niveau débutant – Livre + CD (book including audio CD) - Author Claire Miquel, ISBN: 9782090380583.
  • Please note Grammaire en dialogues is a series of books so please ensure that you purchase Niveau débutant, it has a light blue and orange cover.
  • A pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your many handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • Any French verb book (or tool).
  • Any French/English dictionary (or tool) you may have (eg Collins, Robert).

Important information

Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with Adult Education before purchasing your textbook.

The french language program follows the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), which has become the international reference for learning and teaching European languages, as well as assessing language acquisition. Students may wish to sit for the exam called DELF.

The CEFR is divided in 4 levels:

  • A1 level: 8 terms of Adult Education (French 1 – French for beginners – French 8) completed within around 96 hours: Students are able to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies, explain where they live, describe relationships etc.
  • A2 level: 8 terms of Adult Education (French Intermediate), completed within around 130 hours: Students are able to communicate and exchange on familiar and habitual subjects.
  • B1 level: 13 terms of Adult Education (French Independent) completed within around 210 hours: Students are able to interact with ease in French on familiar topics with native speakers.
  • B2 level: Adult Education (French Advanced): Students are able to communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease. It is also the level of language proficiency that most French universities require from undergraduate foreign students.
  • Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at:, or contact the adult education team: This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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