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We are Manchester's official centre for French language and French-language culture. Group and one-to-one French classes taught by specialist, qualified native-speaker teachers available year-round online and onsite in our fully-equipped city-centre premises, in a variety of formats, including Progression, Conversation, Consolidation and Discovery.

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Beginners/Elementary (A1)

Beginners 1 (A1.1) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to introduce yourself and how to ask basic questions to get to know someone.

Pre-requisite: None, suitable for complete beginners.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Beginners 1 (A1.1)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to introduce yourself and how to ask basic questions to get to know someone.

Pre-requisite: None, suitable for complete beginners.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Beginners 2 (A1.2) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course you will learn how to order at a restaurant, talk about the weather, tell the time and give and understand directions.

Pre-requisite: Beginners 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Beginners 2 (A1.2)

Progress

In this course you will learn how to order at a restaurant, talk about the weather, tell the time and give and understand directions.

Pre-requisite: Beginners 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary 1 (A1.3)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to describe your daily routine and plans for the week ahead, and how to shop for clothes and food in French.

Pre-requisite: Beginners 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary 2 (A1.4) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to describe people, give advice and instructions, talk about your studies and express yourself in the past tense.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 1 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Elementary 2 (A1.4)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to describe people, give advice and instructions, talk about your studies and express yourself in the past tense.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 1 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

French Chat (A1/A2)

Speak

An informal conversation course, where you will discuss topics such as holidays, weekend activities, food, leisure, house and home etc.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 2 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 1 hour
Improvers (A2)

Improvers 1 (A2.1) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to give advice, make plans and express a goal, express duration and frequency, and describe a house or apartment using complex sentences.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 2, Elementary Conversation, Elementary Practice or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 A2 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560551 and Totem 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560568 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Improvers 1 (A2.1)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to give advice, make plans and express a goal, express duration and frequency, and describe a house or apartment using complex sentences.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 2, Elementary Conversation, Elementary Practice or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 A2 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560551 and Totem 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560568 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers 2 (A2.2) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to describe past events, speak about your professional path, talk about activities you like and dislike, and talk about things you find funny and shocking.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 A2 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560551 and Totem 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560568 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Improvers 2 (A2.2)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to describe past events, speak about your professional path, talk about activities you like and dislike, and talk about things you find funny and shocking.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 A2 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560551 and Totem 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560568 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers 3 (A2.3)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to give your opinion, how to avoid repetition by using pronouns, how to give advice using the subjunctive, and how to express wishes using the conditional.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 A2 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560551 and Totem 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560568 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers Conversation (A2+)

Speak
This course focuses on speaking and listening practice only, so you can get better at telling a story, describing, talking about personal experiences and discussing plans. Perfect if your speaking skills need a little boost!

Pre-requisite: Improvers 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Improvers Practice (A2+)

Consolidate
In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Improvers levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to an Intermediate class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF A2 exam.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 2 hours
Intermediate (B1)

Intermediate 1 (B1.1)

Progress
In this course, you will learn to speak about the future, to use the conditional, to talk about cause and obligation and to talk about your relationship with the media and what you think about journalism.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 4, Improvers Conversation, Improvers Practice or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 3: Livre B1 (student book): ISBN9782014015522 and Totem 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782014015539 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate 3 (B1.3)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to express doubt and fear, express duration and consequence, and discuss advertising and different family structures.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 3: Livre B1 (student book): ISBN9782014015522 and Totem 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782014015539 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate 5 (B1.5)

Progress

In this course, you will talk about superstition and learn how to give general information, how to express a regret about the past, concessions and oppositions, and the image that you have of France and French people.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 3 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate Conversation (B1+)

Speak

In this course, which is suitable for those who have completed the Intermediate classes or have a similar level, you will practise explaining a problem, complaining, giving reasons for your point of view, and taking part in a debate.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1+)

Speak

In this course, which is suitable for those who have completed the Intermediate classes or have a similar level, you will your speaking and listening skills through general conversation and roleplay, so you can express your opinions more fluently. You will also refresh key language notions learned in the Intermediate levels.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours
Higher (B2)

Higher 1 (B2.1)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to express certainty and doubt, and express disagreement in a nuanced way. You will also discuss France as it is seen by foreigners and the question of equality.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 4, Intermediate Practice, Intermediate Conversation or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher 2 (B2.2) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn how to express cause and consequence using a variety of structures; and spatial relationships using expressions of distance, proximity and movement. You will also discuss exceptional travel experiences, the printed press, and living overseas.

Pre-requisite: Higher 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Higher 4 (B2.4)

Progress

In this course, you learn to express judgements of taste in a nuanced way, and how to use definite and uncertain expressions of quantity. You will also discuss art and different artistic techniques and styles, and your culinary habits and specialities.

Pre-requisite: Higher 3 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher 5 (B2.5) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to express the manner in which something is done, conditionality and hypothesis. You will also discuss household tasks, emigration for professional reasons, and compare the working world and workday routines in the UK and in France.

Pre-requisite: Higher 4 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Higher Conversation (B2+)

Speak
This course will give you the opportunity to discuss and debate various advanced-level topics taken from French, British and international news and other sources. It is a perfect informal way to improve your fluency and extend your vocabulary.

Pre-requisite: Higher 6 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Higher Conversation (B2+)

Speak
This course will give you the opportunity to discuss and debate various advanced-level topics taken from French, British and international news and other sources. It is a perfect informal way to improve your fluency and extend your vocabulary.

Pre-requisite: Higher 6 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Speak
This class consists of one hour of "à la carte" grammar revision and two hours of discussion and debate on various advanced-level topics. A great way to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar.

Pre-requisite: Higher 6 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Speak
This class consists of one hour of "à la carte" grammar revision and two hours of discussion and debate on various advanced-level topics. A great way to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar.

Pre-requisite: Higher 6 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 2 hours
Expertise (C1/C1+)

Current Affairs (C1/C1+)

Discover

In this course, you will discuss current social, cultural, environmental and political affairs in France and around the world, exploring the context as well as the headlines.

Pre-requisite: Higher Conversation, Higher Conversation + Grammar, Higher 6, Expertise or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Expertise (C1)

Progress
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.

Pre-requisite: Higher 6 or above, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.

Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Order This Course

£194.00

Code: 05-B2+/HighConvGram/AM/T3 22-23
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Class length:
- 7+ students: 3h/week
- 6 students: 2h30/week
- 5 students: 2h15/week

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