French, Level 7/8

This French course is intended for you if you have already had the great experience of approximately four years of prior French study and would like to enhance all your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the language. We focus on conversational French particularly and keep up to date with discussion of current issues and events in French-speaking countries, using authentic sources. Language structures are explained, building a higher level of comprehension and greater confidence in communication.

The book (with CD) used is Alter Ego+, Book 2 – méthode de français (Hachette).

Agenda: The course is offered in modules of 16 weeks (2 × 8-week terms)

Term 1 Dossier 6 – Alter Ego +, Book 2 – Le Monde est à nous!


  • Wishes and Hopes for the Future, Commitment – International NGO’s; etc
  • Living One’s Dreams

Language and Vocabulary:

  • Use of subjunctive and indicative
  • Using conditional tense in hypothetical situations
  • Expressing goals
  • Terms linked to music and music groups
  • Familiarisation with relevant French websites
  • Vocabulary for expressing cause and effect
  • Agreeing and disagreeing

Term 2: Dossier 7 – Alter Ego+, Book 2 – Alternatives


  • New Start – Let’s take the Challenge! Looking Back

Language and Vocabulary:

  • Time expressions
  • Use of appropriate tenses within a time frame in biographies
  • Direct and indirect speech in reporting
  • Expressing feelings and reactions/regrets

Level 7/8, approximately 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 year’s prior learning of the language necessary.


Please bring pen and paper.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.