Course Summary

The French for Travellers program is delivered as a 12-hour course. It is designed to facilitate travellers’ interaction with native speakers and to support their needs while travelling in France.

The course is very hands-on and conversation-based. Opportunities are constantly created for travellers to practice potential interactions with locals when they reach their destination. CAE Travellers Courses are conducted in a friendly and encouraging manner and will provide you with the language skills to further appreciate and enjoy your destination.

Language Modules at CAE


Elementary:  Levels 1 to 6

Understands and communicates simple personal and work-related messages.

Intermediate: 1 – 4

Understands and communicates any important information both in writing and orally.

Advanced: 1 – 4

–  Can understand, communicate and put into practice standard information both in everyday life and work related situations.

–  Puts complex information into practice, both in everyday life and in work situations, presentations and meetings.

Proficient: 1 – 4

Expert: 1 – 6

If you have previous knowledge in a particular language, we will be happy to suggest a course for you, give us a call and we will assess your skills. 9652 0611

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 2nd May - 6 classes

Session ID DLB34508C
2 May - 6 Jun 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)

Saturday, 19th May - 6 classes

Session ID DLB34510C
19 May - 23 Jun 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)
Delphine Marie

Tuesday, 22nd May - 6 classes

Session ID DLB34509C
22 May - 26 Jun 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)

This course aims to give students confidence in basic communication skills while travelling. Students will use simple conversational French that is effective in situations like meeting people, finding accommodation, travelling and eating out.

Each session involves learning a clearly defined set of key expressions and practising with the class in fun, real-life travel situations. French for Travellers focuses on developing speaking and listening skills. There is no formal grammar teaching and less emphasis on reading or writing skills. The French used is contemporary and colloquial. The course also offers an insight into culture and protocol.

The following topics are covered:

  • meeting people
  • transport & directions
  • accommodation
  • shopping & money
  • food & drink
  • entertainment & sightseeing
  • health
  • weather
  • expressing likes and dislikes
  • solving problems

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Make requests and locate information related to transport at airports, train and bus terminals and taxi ranks.
  • Carry out transactions such as booking a hotel reservation, ordering meals in restaurants, currency exchange and buying tickets for traditional events.
  • Know what to do in emergency situations like going to hospital.
  • Read signs (e.g. at airports and on roads).
  • Understand the importance of cultural differences.

This course is suited to complete beginners.

Lonely Planet (French) phrasebook is included in fee.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing any other class materials***

You want to learn the language but with a less-formal teaching structure. You are travelling to France, or would like to interact better with French-speakers in your personal or business life.

Last updated: April 24, 2018 06:30pm