CARER French Conversation - Intermediate

Would you like to refresh your Intermediate French and develop your speaking and listening skills? This intermediate conversation course could be suitable for you.

This course will allow you to build up your confidence with spoken French and expand your understanding of French culture, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Topics will include the art, music, food, traditions and cultural icons of France and other French-speaking countries. Conversation will form the central part of this course and help you improve your pronunciation and intonation. You will also develop your vocabulary and comprehension at Intermediate level with original French articles and videos.

Course Content

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Express opinions and preferences relating to the art, leisure or traditions of French-speaking countries with improved confidence
  • Expand your vocabulary relating to the topics discussed in class this term
  • Develop your listening skills and understanding of authentic materials
  • Give a short presentation in French about a topic of your choice

Specific topics will be agreed with the class each term. Each session will focus on a different theme and include reading or listening, vocabulary and speaking activities. Grammar points will be explained as and when they arise, but the emphasis will be on developing your confidence and conversation skills. You will also refine your pronunciation and intonation.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

This course is suitable for you if you have studied French for 2-3 years, or if you have studied at a more advanced level but feel less confident with speaking and would like to refresh your conversational French. This is a mixed-level course for learners at or around Intermediate level (B1+). You should be able to use a range of tenses (past, present and future) and express opinions.

If you would like to be put in contact with the tutor of the course to discuss whether the level is
appropriate, please email

First Class Requirements

Please bring a pen and paper or your electronic device if preferred.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is advisable to develop language skills and ensure maximum progress.

Assessment Methods

Learners will discuss their goals with the tutor who will assess their progress during the course through in-class observation and a range of activities. You will record and reflect on your progress in your Personal Learning Plan (PLP).

Further Study Options

Further to completing this course, you can continue to enrol on this Intermediate conversation course or choose a different French course at this level.