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.

Course Sessions

Thursday, 17th January - 6 classes


Session ID DLB34501C
17 Jan - 21 Feb 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)
Teacher
Delphine Marie

Course Materials included in fee

Saturday, 2nd February - 6 classes


Session ID DLB34502C
2 Feb - 9 Mar 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)
Teacher
Delphine Marie

Course Materials included in fee

Wednesday, 13th February - 6 classes


Session ID DLB34503C
13 Feb - 20 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$274 / $260 (conc)
Teacher
Veronique Le Jalle

Course Materials included in fee

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.

IF YOU HAVE HAD SOME PREVIOUS EXPOSURE TO THE LANGUAGE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A FREE SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.

N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

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: December 12, 2018 03:36pm