Travel French Courses in Auckland & Wellington(A1- Basic French)

Learn French for travel in our French course for beginners travelers to Franceat our Auckland and Wellington schools to prepare you for your trip to a French speaking country eg France, Canada, New Caledonia, French Guian and Tahiti. Learn just what you need for your travels in France this is an intensive French course. This course is taught by experienced native speaking teachers from France with years of experience. You will learn all the French needed for everyday Travel situtations in a fun group setting and make new friends.

The classes are focused on on building your speaking confidence and everyday vocabulary needed for traveling, with less of an emphasis on Grammar. Consolidate and increasing student's knowledge both in written and spoken French and learning about French culture and customs.

Plus practice your speaking French and conversing in French with a teacher present to correct your bad habits and pronounciation.

Learning Goals: Learn conversational French for travel, you will learn all the phrases, vocab and grammar to tackle everyday life on your travels in a French speaking country.

Course book: Alter Ego + 1 Methode de Francais, 2012 [With CD] By Annie Berthet et all. 978-2-01-155810-7.. Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs

Online French Library: Learn faster with our free online French library with around hundreds of novels and thousands of audios.

Duration: Each evening language course is made up of 8 x 1 1/2 hour classes. There are no lessons on Public holidays. Courses run the same day and time of the week as its start date for 2 months.

Small Classes: Classes are around 10 students.

Difficulty: This course is designed for complete beginners to the French language that have never taken a language class.


Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland

North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote

Wellington - Aro Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Working Holidays Visas: Learn about 1 year Working Holiday Visas for France, Belguim and Canada.

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Price: $150, small classes and native French Teacher, thats less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees, or contracts.

French courses for beginners A1

A1.1: Unit 0 & 1 - Alter Ego + 1

Communication objectives:

  • Use the basics forms of greeting
  • Ask and give personal information
  • Understand days of the week & months of the year
  • Understand numbers up to 100
  • Learn nationalities and names of countries


  • Present tense of –er verbs
  • Masculine and feminine adjectives
  • S'appeller, être and avoir verbs
  • Definite / indefinite articles
  • Possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her…
  • Negative form "ne pas"
  • Interrogative adjective "what...?"

A1.2: Unit 2 & 3 - Alter Ego + 1

Communication objectives:

  • Speak about likes and dislikes
  • Understand times and dates
  • Introduce your family
  • Describe someone's personality
  • Speak about locations in a city
  • Speak about hobbies
  • Speak about your profession
  • Ask and give basic explanations
  • Understand and explain a basic itinerary


  • Prepositions of location: in, at, on
  • Yes/no questions: "est-ce que… ? "
  • Prendre, descendre, aller, dire, venir (present tense)
  • Aimer, adorer, détester + noun/verb
  • Masculine, feminine and plural forms of adjectives
  • Subject pronouns: me, you, him, her…
  • Possessive pronouns: mine, yours
  • Conjunctions (pourquoi, parce que)

A1.3: Unit 4 & 5- Alter Ego + 1

Communication objectives:

  • Speak about past events
  • Describe physical appearance
  • Discuss everyday activities
  • Give orders
  • Schedule a meeting
  • Call/answer the phone
  • Give advice


  • Past tense - le passé composé
  • Obligation: il faut/devoir
  • Pouvoir/vouloir (present tense)
  • Reflexive verbs (present tense)
  • Near future tense – le futur proche
  • Imperative (giving commands)
  • Recent past "je viens de… "
  • Expressions of frequency

A1.4: Unit 6 & 7- Alter Ego + 1

Communication objectives:

  • Speak about future events
  • Speak about seasons and the weather
  • Describe clothing, accessories and sizes
  • Order at a restaurant, understand a menu
  • Speak about what foods you like
  • Express feelings and perceptions


  • Future tense – le futur simple
  • Position of adjectives in a sentence
  • The "y" pronoun
  • Continuous present tense – le présent continu
  • Describing the weather "il fait beau…"
  • Partitive articles: du, de la, de l'
  • Negative quantities: pas de
  • Direct and indirect pronouns
  • Relative pronouns: qui /que
  • Le passé composé with être

  • Price $150.00
  • French
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :


French for Travel Course 2021 Start Dates (A1 - Basic French)

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 11 January 6.00-7.30pm
Tue 2 February 6.00-7.30pm
Wed 27 January 6.00-7.30pm
Thu 11 February 6.00-7.30pm

North Shore Auckland - 2 Rodney St, Northcote

Mon 15 February 6.30-7.30pm

Wellington - Aro Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Mon 1 February 7.30-9.00pm


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