French Independent (CEFRA2 to B1 part 1) Adult Education Tasmania

French Independent (CEFRA2 to B1 part 1)

Course description

Students who enrol in this course must be able to speak in basic French at an acceptable level. Textbook purchase required: see “What to bring” and "Important information"
Students have achieved the A1 & A2 levels of CEFR (around 220 hours of French Adult Education classes) studying both books ‘Grammaire progressive du français débutant complet’ & ‘Grammaire en dialogues debutant’ or its equivalent elsewhere.
The aim of the course is to improve your conversation skills, extend your vocabulary, revise grammar points and learn new ones.
New students who wish to enrol in this course are advised to contact Adult Education to find out whether it is the correct course for them.
This is not an intensive course but it will require some study and doing weekly homework.

What your course will cover

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

  • 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 on all kind of topics (work, leisure, food, holidays ...)

You will learn the following grammar:

  • The tense for verbs: conditionnel
  • Double personal pronouns (le lui, leur en...)
  • Complex relative pronouns (ce qui, dont...)
  • Indirect speech

What to bring

  • The Text: Grammaire en dialogues – Niveau intermédiaire (B1) - Livre + CD 2ème édition – Author: Claire Miquel – ISBN: 9782090380620
Please note – Grammaire en dialogue is a full collection of books so please ensure that you purchase the niveau intermediaire book by the author as above, with a group of 5 friends laughing on the cover.

This textbook is used for around 10 sessions of Adult Education French independent (roughly 120 hours of tuition in total), achieving the first part of the B1 level of CEFR (see more information about the CEFR below).

Be aware that the courses don’t follow the chapters as displayed in the book.

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.
  • A pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for your handouts – an expandable A4 folder with plastic sleeves is recommended.
  • Any French verb book (or tool).
  • French/English dictionary (or tool) (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 7) completed within around 96 hours: Students are able to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies, explain where they live, describe relationships etc.
  • A2 level: 10 terms of Adult Education (French Intermediate), completed within around 120 hours: Students are able to communicate and exchange on familiar and habitual subjects.
  • B1 level: 10 terms of Adult Education (French Independent) completed within around 120 hours: Students are able to interact with ease in French on familiar topics with native speakers.
  • B1 second part to B2 level: Adult Education (French Conversation): 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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