Classes


Cours du mardi soir

Our classes run on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8.30 pm at 8 High Street, Launceston.

2021 Term dates:

  • Term 1: 16 February to 6 April

  • Term 2: 4 May to 22 June

  • Term 3: 27 July to 14 September

  • Term 4: 19 October to 7 December

The Alliance Française de Launceston offers three levels of language classes from complete beginners through to advanced conversational speakers. Classes are conducted by experienced French tutors. Any class level may be repeated for those wishing to consolidate their knowledge. Students will be required to purchase a textbook (approx. $60) which can be arranged through your tutor.

Class fees

  • Alliance Française de Launceston Members*: $150 per term,

  • Non-Members: $170 per term.

  • Members also have the option of paying for the full year (four terms) at the beginning of Term 1 to receive a 10% discount ($540 for the year). Click here to become a member.


Beginner

This course is for complete beginners. Please note that it is a sequential course which means that you need to enrol at the start of the year. If you have even the slightest knowledge of French, then it may be possible to join at a later stage of the year.


Intermediate

This course is for those continuing to expand their knowledge of French. You need to have some knowledge of the basics of the language and be able to conduct a basic conversation with the support of the tutor.


Advanced

This conversation-based course is for those who can already speak French with some fluency. There is no formal syllabus.


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Autres possibilités d’apprentissage

Getting involved in a French learning classroom is the absolute best way to learn French in Australia, but you should also be aware of the many other learning resources available online. You could look at some of these top resources between weekly classes or in term breaks.


Apps on your phone

Duolingo is the most downloaded educational app in the world for good reason. It offers users a free gamified language learning experience that is easily accessible on an app on your phone or through a webpage.

Other notable French learning apps include

  • Reverso.net - an outstanding translation app that included conjugation tables and context sentences. Also installable on PC for instant translation tools

  • Memrise - a solid alternative to Duolingo that includes video clips of native French speakers


YouTube

There are several helpful videos on YouTube. Thomas from Français Immersion teaches French using total immersion, with all explanations being given in simple French. The Learn French Feed has a good bank of lessons on various topics with lots of on-screen text. Easy French is a collection of 'vox pop' topical interviews with people on the street in Paris. Click here for a list of the best French YouTube channels in various categories.


Podcasts

Use iTunes Podcast or Google Podcast apps to access some great podcasts to listen to and learn on the go. The Duolingo French Podcast is an engaging, high-quality bank of stories from around the Francophone world. The Coffee Break Academy produces Coffebreak French which offers students an effective progressive sequence of 30-minute lessons (the Scottish presenters are delightful).


Streaming media

You can find several native French series or dubbed French shows by searching on Netflix or other subscription services. SBS On Demand requires you to create a free account and you can find French news, films and TV. TV5 Monde Plus is a free French wold service you should also be aware of which streams news, films and TV (no subtitles available).