French Independent (CEFR B1)

$195.8 Limited inc GST / $145.81 / $160.80
French Independent (CEFR B1)

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Course description

Students who enrol in this course must be able to speak in basic French at an acceptable level, knowing all French tenses, except the subjonctive, for all types of verbs.
The aim of the course is to improve your conversation skills, extend your vocabulary and revise grammar points.
This class will mainly be conducted in French in a relaxed manner so students feel at ease.

What your course will cover

Your tutor will prepare the lessons for the course but is always happy for students to suggest topics they wish to cover in class.
These topics can include revision of specific grammar points, verbs or any topic related to language or culture.
This course does not use a textbook.
Please, be aware that there may be variations in the standard of French within the group.

  • In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, students are encouraged to speak and interact in French in class, most of the time.
  • Improvement of speaking and listening skills with lots of practice of conversation about a wide range of cultural topics.
  • Listening, reading, translating exercises from selected texts to enhance comprehension, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and cultural awareness.
  • Additional topics that are suggested by students in the class.

What to bring

  • 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).
  • Small 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.

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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