The course is designed for students of an Advanced Level (with minimum 3 years study) who wish to engage in active conversation and gain a deeper understanding of the French language and culture. You will be able to engage in lively discussions and debates on a variety of topics such as the Environment, Social issues, Nutrition, Personal experiences etc in a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere. We will also study a region of France each term with a focus on the local culture and gastronomy. Some grammatical points will be covered when needed.
As part of our dedication to delivering comprehensive language programs, we endeavour to find the right level of class to meet individual student needs. Please note class levels are subject to change depending on enrolment numbers and student abilities within each class. For repeat students, please ask your teacher for advice when re-enrolling about a suitable class for your level. For new students, please contact us to discuss further your level of experience. We look forward to finding the right class for you!
**This class will be delivered online in Term 2, using the Zoom video platform. To take part, you will need to download and install Zoom from the internet, and set up a free ‘basic’ account. NSCC uses platforms that we trust, but we encourage you to be aware of computer safety and protect your personal information when using the internet.
I am a native French speaker and have been living in Australia for the last 20 years. Prior to that, I lived in France, West Africa and Tahiti. I obtained the LOTE Diploma - Teaching French as a Foreign Language - at UNSW as well as other degrees in different fields in Paris and Great Britain. I have been teaching French in Sydney since 2003 and to students of all levels at Mosman Community College for 9 years as well as to HSC students. Beside teaching, I did some translations for Oxfam for a few years (monthly newsletters) and for International Aid projects in DRC (Congo) up to now. I use a communicative and interactive learning method in a relaxed ‘ambiance’ to enhance the students’ communication skills and build up their confidence to speak French with ease in everyday situation.