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A1 Discovery

A1 French for Travellers Express

5-week courses for adults

Planning a trip to France or a French-speaking country but don’t speak any French? We’ve got you covered! Start your journey now and get ready to travel and explore new horizons. For 5 weeks, you’ll learn key vocabulary and sentences to make the most of your trip, including:

Greeting people, introducing yourself

Finding information, booking train tickets and hotels

Asking directions, using public transport

Learning basic vocabulary about food and drinks, ordering in bistros and restaurants

Shopping, asking for prices

All material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks

A1.1 Discovery

9-week courses for adults

Complete beginner in French? A1.1 Discovery is the course for you!
Designed for those with no prior knowledge of French, one of our qualified native-speaking teachers will help you start your new and exciting journey with the French language. You will lay the first foundations of communicating in French by learning the vocabulary and structures to be able to greet others, ask questions, introduce yourself and others, explain why you are learning French and more.

Textbooks you will need for this course are:

Please follow the links above to purchase the textbooks from Language International Book store. 


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

A1.2: Le speedy

5-week courses for adults

This fast-paced, 5 session French course is for students who have already completed A1.1 (or have been assessed at this level) and would like to supercharge their progress through A1.2! By the end of this course, students will be able to join A1.3 Discovery level. In this class, students will learn vocabulary and language structures allowing them to talk about places; where they live; how they travel; give and understand directions; book accommodation and describe someone. This course does not require a textbook.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who prefer a more regular pace are advised to join a 10-week A1.2 Discovery class or 5-week A1.2 Discovery Express class.


Pace: 3 hours per week over 5 weeks
A2 Intermediate

A2 French for Travellers Express

5-week courses for adults

Already speak a bit of French and planning a trip to France or a French-speaking country? This course is for you! For 5 weeks, you will consolidate your French and acquire key vocabulary and sentences to make the most of your trip, including: 

  • Finding information, booking train tickets and hotels 
  • Asking for directions, using public transport
  • Learning specific vocabulary about food and drinks, and ordering in bistros and restaurants
  • Shopping, describing clothes and accessories, asking for prices
  • Communicating basic medical situations or asking for help at the chemist

All material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks

A2 Il était une fois... Coco Chanel

5-week courses for adults

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

Following the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” starting in December at the NGV, discover more about the incredible life of Coco Chanel and immerse yourself into French fashion. Travel back in time to early 20th century and learn about history and controversy around the French icon who revolutionised women’s clothes. In this course, you will practise your French and debate about contemporary fashion and consumerism in our society.

This class requires an intermediate level of French (A2), all material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks
B1 Independent

B1/B2 Il était une fois... Coco Chanel

5-week courses for adults

« La mode n’est pas quelque chose qui existe uniquement dans les vêtements. La mode est dans l’air, portée par le vent. On la devine, La mode est dans le ciel, dans la rue. » Coco Chanel

Following the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” starting in December at the NGV, discover more about the incredible life of Coco Chanel and immerse yourself into French fashion. Travel back in time to the early 20th century and learn about history and controversy around the French icon who revolutionised women’s clothes. In this course, you will practise your French and debate about contemporary fashion and consumerism in our society.

This class requires an advanced level of French (B1/B2), all material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks
B2 Advanced

B1/B2 Il était une fois... Coco Chanel

5-week courses for adults

« La mode n’est pas quelque chose qui existe uniquement dans les vêtements. La mode est dans l’air, portée par le vent. On la devine, La mode est dans le ciel, dans la rue. » Coco Chanel

Following the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” starting in December at the NGV, discover more about the incredible life of Coco Chanel and immerse yourself into French fashion. Travel back in time to the early 20th century and learn about history and controversy around the French icon who revolutionised women’s clothes. In this course, you will practise your French and debate about contemporary fashion and consumerism in our society.

This class requires an advanced level of French (B1/B2), all material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks

B2/C1 The Feminist Revolution

5-week courses for adults

The #metoo movement has brought feminism into the spotlight and amplified voices for gender equality and against violence. During this course, you will learn more about the history and the social context of feminism in France. We will highlight French feminists Simone de Beauvoir and talk about her book Le Deuxième Sexe on the treatment of women throughout history, and Simone Veil who fought for women’s legal rights including the rights of termination and access to contraception. Finally, we will discuss the impact of these feminist revolutionaries and how modern feminism has been shaped by these principles today.

All material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks
C1 Academic

B2/C1 The Feminist Revolution

5-week courses for adults

The #metoo movement has brought feminism into the spotlight and amplified voices for gender equality and against violence. During this course, you will learn more about the history and the social context of feminism in France. We will highlight French feminists Simone de Beauvoir and talk about her book Le Deuxième Sexe on the treatment of women throughout history, and Simone Veil who fought for women’s legal rights including the rights of termination and access to contraception. Finally, we will discuss the impact of these feminist revolutionaries and how modern feminism has been shaped by these principles today.

All material is provided.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 5 weeks

Sorry, this course is sold out.

But you can be added to a waiting list in case a spot becomes available.

Code: CBDA2.3TC T42021
There will be no class on Tuesday 2 November 2021 due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday.

Our course fees do not include books.
We recommend ordering directly from our partner, Intext Language International bookshop (tel: 03 9587 0030 /www.languageint.com.au)

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