Learn French for Travellers

Are you planning a trip to the popular tourist destination of France, perhaps to the capital Paris with its famous attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe. Or are there other areas that await you, such as the villages of Provence, walled towns such as Carcassonne, wine growing areas or unique memorials?

You will want to feel some confidence in visiting this country with such a different language and feel you can shop and dine with some familiarity with the words and customs. So, join us at SGSCC for that very basic French language class starting from zero and providing you with the essential French language skills that will be very handy for your planned France holiday. All delivered to you in a fun way and step by step. You’ll also learn the correct pronunciation, French expressions and learn interesting details about French culture.

Course Outline:

Learn the basics of French language and be able to have an easy conversation, ask for the way, order food and drinks or make a reservation at a hotel. You’ll learn the essentials in French that will prepare you to

  • greet people
  • meet people
  • use food vocabulary
  • use numbers
  • hotel vocabulary
  • describe clothing
  • describe colours
  • some basic grammar
  • ask for directions

Learning Outcomes:

During the course you will gain confidence in dealing with everyday situations such as:

  • greeting people
  • introducing yourself
  • understanding prices
  • ordering in a cafe
  • reading a menu
  • ordering in a restaurant
  • arriving at a hotel
  • reporting problems
  • asking for the way
  • recognising and saying a date or time
  • using trains and the Paris metro.
  • going shopping.

What to bring:

  • Please bring a notebook and pen to every class.
  • Handouts are also provided.

About the Tutor:

Judith was a high school language teacher and since retirement she continues sharing her love of the French language and culture. She has made many trips to France, visiting French friends in Nantes and exploring other regions. She loves sharing her knowledge about France, the culture and French language and transports that to her students in a fun and step by step way.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

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