​Course information

C1 - Advanced

Length and duration of the course  

30 weeks x 2 hour/session 

Your current level is B2.


What you are aiming at:

You will be working on the following aspects of improving your skills:

  • understanding everybody you talk to

  • understanding enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics

  • understanding a wide range of lengthy texts

  • expressing yourself fluently and appropriately

  • give clear, well-structured descriptions of complex subjects.

  • developing an argument in well-structured speech

  • put together information from different sources and relate it in a coherent summary.

  • summarising orally long, demanding texts.


…and eventually moving on to a higher level by…
  • Gaining even more in confidence in listening and speaking

  • Extending your range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

  • Being able to follow more complex interactions in group discussion and debate, even on abstract and unfamiliar topics.

  • Being able to follow lectures, demonstrations films containing a fair amount of slang, etc with relative ease.



​How will I learn?  

The classroom-based course will be taught by a qualified teacher who is also a native speaker of French. Sessions focus on oral participation in group, pair as well as individual formats. Students will have plenty of opportunity to practise their oral, listening and reading skills through fun, interactive activities. Writing skills are expected to be practised in the students’ own time in the form of “take away” tasks given each week. These can be submitted to the teacher by email and will be discussed if necessary the following week in class. These homework tasks are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged to help progress. 

What materials or equipment will I need?  

There is no textbook for this course. Instead your teacher will provide their own material, including articles and videos from the press. Just bring a notebook and a pen. 

We have Wi-Fi in the classroom so you can bring your own iPad or laptop. 

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Alliance Française de York

Please contact us via

telephone: 07834 613799

email: afdeyork@gmail.com



Our lessons and cultural events, including Café Conversation and talks, will currently take place online for the year 2020-2021.

Alliance Française de York | CIO number 1171386

Registered address: HPH - AFYork

54 Bootham, York YO30 7XZ