Upper-Intermediate French Courses in Auckland & Wellington (B2)

Learn French in Auckland and Wellington with our fun 8 week immersion French language classes for Upper Intermediate learners (B2) taught by expert native French teachers from France and start speaking French today! In these French B2 Upper Intermediate French 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 French B2 level is broken down into B2.1 - B2.5 according to the CEFR.
  • Intermediate French B2 = University 300 level courses (University of Auckland French 304 and Victoria University Fren 301 & 302)

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  • To enrol in the Intermediate French B2 you must have completed Improvers French B1, Ncea Level 3 French, University of Auckland French 204 or Victoria University Fren201 & 202.

French Course objectives for B2 are :

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • You can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes.
  • You can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.

Reading Skills:

  • You can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • You can understand contemporary literary prose.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
  • You can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
  • You can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest.
  • You can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests.
  • You can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
  • You can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

Course Textbook:

  • Alter Ego + 4, Methode de Francais, 2015 [With CD] By Joëlle Bonenfant et all. EAN : 9782014015508. 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 - www.coe.int)
  • 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 post Intermediates 1 (B2.1)

B2.1: Unit 1 & 2 - Alter Ego + 4

Communication objectives:

  • Talk about life experiences
  • Enquire about medical treatments
  • Compare the perception of beauty in different countries
  • Discuss stereotypes
  • Give an opinion on social trends


  • The past tenses: imperfect, perfect tense,and pluperfect
  • The agreement of the past participle
  • Subordinate conjunctions
  • The subjunctive in the expression of doubt and certainty
  • The subjunctive in the expression of feelings and of judgment
  • Opinion verbs and the subjunctive
  • The subjunctive and the present infi nitive and passed

French courses for Upper Intermediates 2 (B2.2)

B2.2: Unit 3 & 4 - Alter Ego + 4

Communication objectives:

  • Mobility, displacement and uprooting
  • Description of tourist destinations
  • The words of the city
  • The description of a living space
  • Equipment of an apartment
  • Street furniture


  • The articulators logic (The cause, the consequence & the goal)
  • Past tenses:
  • The simple past
  • The times used - with the simple past in a story & in the past
  • The pronouns - simple relative and compounds
  • The value of the relative (deeming or explanatory)
  • The passive and the form passive pronominal
  • The articulators logic

French courses for Upper Intermediates 3 (B2.3)

B2.3: Unit 5 & 6 - Alter Ego + 4

Communication objectives:

  • The lexic of the company
  • The different forms of contracts and compensation
  • The words of the hierarchy
  • Social Relationships
  • Flavors & emotions
  • Words for appreciate or depreciate
  • Artistic vocab


  • Future tenses (close/near, simple, previous) and the conditional and passed
  • The articulators logic : the condition, the hypotheses and with if
  • The expression of reproach and regret
  • Propostition relating to subjunctive
  • The comparisons
  • The superlative
  • The pronouns neutral on, in and y
  • The double pronominalization

French courses for Upper Intermediates 4 (B2.4)

B2.4: Unit 7 & 8 - Alter Ego + 4

Communication objectives:

  • Translating from one language to another
  • Level of languages
  • Mobilization and commitment of citizens
  • The words of ecology
  • Solidarity


  • The different language levels (familiar / current / supported)
  • The differences syntactic and Phonetic
  • The speech related to the past, the concordance
  • Improve your written style (1): synonyms, anaphora, metaphors
  • Improve your style written (2): the sentences complex the articulators, the question

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

French Upper Intermediate 1 (B2.1) Course Start Dates 2022

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St

Thu 19 May 7.30-9.00pm


French Upper Intermediate 2 (B2.2) Course Start Dates

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St

Thu 28 July 7.30-9.00pm


French Upper Intermediate 3 (B2.3) Course Start Dates

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St

Thu 20 July 7.30-9.00pm


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Qualifications:Aix-Marseille University (France) | LEA (Applied languages) | 2017. University of Limerick | Business with languages | 2015

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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
Email: info@frenchinstitute.co.nz

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