French 2 - (CEFR A1.1)

Course description

This course is a continuation course from ‘French 1 - French for beginners’ and is the second part of the foundations of the French language, for further study as well as learning to talk about yourself and your house and to order in a French coffeeshop.
Students wishing to enrol in this course should know the present tense of the verb ‘to be’ and associated expressions and have completed French 1 or have done 16 hours of French tuition.

  • Textbook purchase required see “What to bring” and "Important information"

What your course will cover

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

  • To talk about what you have/own: j’ai deux filles et j’ai un petit chien. J’ai une cuisine, deux salles de bain ...
  • Days, times of the day, months and dates: Il est né le 20 octobre 2000
  • Greetings relating to a timeframe: à ce soir, à lundi, ...
  • To order in a coffeeshop: je voudrais un café, s’il vous plaît
  • Price in euros : C’est combien ? C’est deux euros
  • Cultural points including French drinks and snacks in a coffeeshop, French public holidays

You will study the following grammar:

  • Numbers above 69
  • Indefinite plural article: des étudiants – des cafés
  • Different use of definite and indefinite articles (‘le-la-les’ and ‘un-une-des’)
  • Present tense of the verb ‘to have’ and expressions with the verb "to have"
  • Sentences, negative sentences and questions with ‘to have’: Vous avez des enfants ? Oui, j’ai une fille. Et vous ? Moi, je n’ai pas d’enfants

What to bring

  • The textbook: Grammaire progressive du français – niveau débutant complet (book including an audio CD) - Authors: Maïa Grégoire & Alina Kostucki – ISBN: 9782090382754
  • Please note Grammaire progressive du français is a series of books so please ensure that you purchase "niveau débutant complet" by the 2 authors (as above), it has a cream 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.
  • This textbook is used from French 1 to French 6 courses (96 hours of tuition in total), achieving the A1 level of CEFR (see more information about the CEFR below).
  • Be aware that the French courses don’t follow the chapters as displayed in the book.

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: 6 terms of Adult Education (French 1 – French for beginners – French 6) 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

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  • (03) 6165 5564

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