Advanced French Courses in Auckland & Wellington (c1)

Learn French in Auckland and Wellington with our fun 8 week immersion French language classes for Advanced learners (C1) taught by expert native French teachers from France and start speaking French today! In these French C1 language courses you will learn to talk about people, make suggestions, negotiate and bargain, careers, goals, tastes, talk about travels and tell stories... Furthermore every lesson will include something about French Culture and People.

Our French Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2.

  • The Advance French C1 level is broken down into C.1 - C1.4 according to the CEFR.

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  • To enrol in the Advanced French C1 you must have completed Post Intermediate French B2, University of Auckland French 304 and Victoria University Fren 301 & 302.

French Course objectives for C1 are :

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly.
  • I can understand television programmes and films without too much effort.

Reading Skills:

  • You can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style.
  • You can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • You can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes
  • You can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers.
  • You can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.

Writing Skills:

  • You can express myself in clear, well- structured text, expressing points of view at some length.
  • You can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what you consider to be the salient issues.
  • You can select style appropriate to the reader in mind.

Course Textbook:

  • Alter Ego 5, Methode de Francais, 2011 [With CD] By Annie Berthet et all. ISBN 9782011557971. Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs


  • Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Benefits of taking your French courses with the French Institute:

  • You will learn French with qualified and experienced professional French teachers from France
  • Progress in a friendly French immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR -
  • Work toward internationally recognised exams (DALF/DELF)
  • Use the recommended Alter Ego + Series of textbooks used in Universities and schools worldwide such as the University of Auckland, Monash University, University of Singapore, University of Lucknow, University of Texas, University of Sydney, Oxford University, Alliance Fraincais and many more...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library

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French School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington


  • $200, includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from France and small class sizes, all for less than $25 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

French courses start all year round - Enrol today!

French courses for Advanced 1 (C1.1)

C1.1: Unit 1 & 2 - Alter Ego 5

Communication objectives:

  • Commenter un tableau statistique
  • Analyser un texte de vulgarisation scientifi que
  • Restituer un raisonnement philosophique
  • Comparer différents traitements médiatiques d'un même thème
  • Comprendre une scène de théâtre classique
  • Faire des comparaisons interculturelles
  • Comparer deux documents sociologiques
  • Faire la critique d'une thèse exposée dans un livre
  • Analyser un article polémique et provocateur

French courses for Advanced 2 (C1.2)

C1.2: Unit 3 & 4 - Alter Ego 5

Communication objectives:

  • Analyser le témoignage vécu d'une militante philosophe
  • Décoder les allusions et les implicites d'un texte
  • Mettre à jour le déroulement d'une argumentation sur un thème social
  • Élaborer un argumentaire à partir de comptes rendus d'expérience
  • Débattre de questions économiques et sociales
  • Reconstituer la pensée ethnologique d'un écrivain voyageur
  • Établir des comparaisons transhistoriques et interculturelles
  • Retrouver le déroulement d'une enquête sociologique
  • Faire une note de synthèse sur les motivations des migrants
  • Mettre en regard sur un même thème : deux points de vue contradictoires & deux points de vue dissemblables mais

French courses for Advanced 3 (C1.3)

C1.3: Unit 5 & 6 - Alter Ego 5

Communication objectives:

  • Résumer l'évolution d'une notion
  • Rendre compte d'une « exception française »
  • Analyser un discours politique contemporain
  • Comparer les modèles d'intégration et de promotion professionnelle de différents pays
  • Relever des procédés de l'art oratoire
  • Rédiger un discours
  • Interpréter des formulations législatives
  • Étudier les ressorts d'un propos militant
  • Mettre en perspective des regards venus d'ailleurs

French courses for Advanced 4 (C1.4)

C1.4: Unit 7 & 8 - Alter Ego 5

Communication objectives:

  • Résumer une thèse d'historien
  • Comprendre et synthétiser une conférence universitaire
  • Analyser un discours diplomatique
  • Confronter trois façons de parler d'un projet
  • Construire un raisonnement hypothétique
  • Réorganiser des données informatives
  • Défi nir des courants d'idées
  • Analyser un éditorial
  • Étudier les aspects provocateurs d'un texte
  • Défendre un projet d'urbanisme

French courses for Advanced 5 (C1.5)

C1.5: Unit 9 & 10 - Alter Ego 5

Communication objectives:

  • Analyser un texte littéraire narratif
  • Expliquer un processus psychique
  • Rendre compte des implications économiques et psychologiques d'un phénomène social
  • Comprendre et reformuler des explications techniques
  • Présenter les différentes fonctions de l'art
  • Analyser un texte littéraire descriptif
  • Reformuler la pensée d'un créateur
  • S'exprimer sur les fonctions de la littérature
  • Débattre de l'intérêt de l'éducation artistique

  • Price $200.00
  • French
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

French Advanced 1 (C1.1) Course Start Dates 2022

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St

Wed 7 September 7.30-9.00pm


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French Institute is an immersion French Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn French in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker French teachers fromFfrance. We offer a wide range of French lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for French language exams (DELF) and travel to France while using the latest teaching methodologies.
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Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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