Progress Classes

Available for Beginner to Expertise Levels (A1 to C1), in our 10-week Progress classes you will learn the French language in a structured way with an expert, qualified native-speaker teacher, working on all the skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

We teach with a communicative focus so you feel confident using the French that you know whenever you need or want to, from the very start of your learning journey.

If you are not a complete beginner, please book a free level consultation with a member of our teaching team, so that they can advise you what level is right for you.


Elementary Level - Breakthrough (A1)

  • Beginners, Elementary 1 and Elementary 2
  • 3 x 30-hour courses offered over 10-week sessions.
  • Textbook required: Totem 1 Coursebook and Workbook.

These courses will give you a solid grounding in basic French. By the end of the level, you will be able to speak about yourself, find out about another person by asking them questions, ask for directions, and conduct basic conversations in the past, present and future tenses.


Improvers Level - Waystage (A2)

  • Improvers 1, 2 and 3
  • 3 x 30-hour courses offered over 10-week sessions.
  • Textbook required: Totem 2 Coursebook and Workbook.

These courses will help you develop the range of situations in which you can communicate. By the end of the level, you will be able to talk about your habits, give advice, give your opinion and talk about your feelings and wishes.


Intermediate Level - Threshold (B1)

  • Intermediate 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 4 x 30-hour courses offered over 10-week sessions.
  • Textbook required: Totem 3 Coursebook and Workbook.

By the end of Intermediate level, you will be able to handle most everyday situations, and communicate simply and clearly on topics that interest you. You will be able to explain your opinions and talk about cause and effect.


Higher Level - Vantage (B2)

  • Higher 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • 5 x 30-hour courses offered over 10-week sessions.
  • Textbook required: Edito B2 Coursebook and Workbook.

The Higher levels will help you work towards being able to communicate spontaneously and without strain on a wide range of topics. They will help you to talk and write about abstract and concrete subjects and discuss your viewpoint and that of others, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


Expertise Level - (C1)

  • Expertise
  • 30-hour classes with a different programme for each session.
  • All materials provided by the teacher.

In this special class for advanced-level students, you will fine-tune your French listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, working towards expressing yourself on an ever-wider range of topics, with greater finesse and nuance and a higher level of accuracy. If you are looking for a challenge, this course will also help you prepare for the DALF C1 exam.


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