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We are Manchester's official centre for French language and French-language culture. Group French classes taught by specialist, qualified native-speaker French teachers run year-round onsite in Manchester city centre and online. Private French tuition, French lessons for children and teens and French workshops for schools also available. 

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Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, classes scheduled for Monday 26 August will be replaced on Friday 30 August. 

- 5% reduction for early bird enrollment till 11 August
- 5% reduction for returning students
- 5% Special Late Summer Discount when you buy two courses together (for example 2 x 4-week courses)   

All discounts are applied automatically for qualifying purchases


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Beginner Conversation + Grammar (A1)

Beginner Conversation + Grammar (A1) 24/08-14/09

Speak

Price: £70 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £10.50


In this course, you will focus on speaking and listening practice, with short discussions on everyday topics, group activities and pronunciation exercises. You will also refresh key language notions covered in Beginner levels.

Pre-requisite: Beginners 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hour (6 hours in total)
Beginners 1 (A1.1)

Beginners 1 (A1.1)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £9

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: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price).

If the course is sold out, we will open a second class if there are enough people on the waitlist.


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)

Beginners 1 (A1.1) Twice a Week 19/08-11/09

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £9

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: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price).

If the course is sold out, we will open a second class if there are enough people on the waitlist.


Pace: Twice a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Beginners 2 (A1.2)

Beginners 2 (A1.2) (16 weeks)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*:
from £9

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: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price)


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours (24 hours in total)

Beginners 2 (A1.2)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*:
from £9

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: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price)


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Elementary 1 (A1.3)

Elementary 1 (A1.3)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £9

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: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Elementary 2 (A1.4)

Elementary 2 (A1.4) (16 weeks)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*:
from £9

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 level assessment.
Materials: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price). 


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours (24 hours in total)

Elementary 2 (A1.4)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*:
from £9

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 level assessment.
Materials: Inspire 1 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135755 and Inspire 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135762 (not included in the course price). 


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Elementary Conversation + Grammar (A1)

Elementary Conversation + Grammar (A1) 19/08-09/09

Speak

Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £9.45


In this course, you will focus on speaking and listening practice, with short discussions on everyday topics, group activities and pronunciation exercises. You will also refresh key language notions covered in Beginner and Elementary levels.

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours (8 hours in total)

Elementary Conversation + Grammar (A1) 22/07-12/08

Speak

Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £9.45


In this course, you will focus on speaking and listening practice, with short discussions on everyday topics, group activities and pronunciation exercises. You will also refresh key language notions covered in Beginner and Elementary levels.

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours (8 hours in total)
French @ Lunch (A1/A2)

French @ Lunch (A1/A2) 19/08-09/09

Speak

Price: £45 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.75

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 45 min (3 hours in total)

French @ Lunch (A1/A2) 22/07-12/08

Speak

Price: £45 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.75

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 45 min (3 hours in total)
French Chat (A1/A2)

French Chat (A1/A2) 20/08-10/09

Speak

Price: £61 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £12.95

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 (4 hours in total)
Improvers Conversation + Grammar (A2)

Improvers Conversation + Grammar (A2) 20/08-10/09

Speak

Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £9.45

This course focuses on speaking and listening practice, so you can get better at telling a story, describing, talking about personal experiences and discussing plans. You will also refresh key language notions covered in the Improvers levels.

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours (8 hours in total)
1 Class / 1 Tense (A2)

1 Class / 1 Tense (A2) 21/08-11/09

Consolidate
Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.60

In 1 CLASS / 1 TENSE you will revise a different tense each week and brush up on useful skills such as how to conjugate in the present, the imperfect, the perfect and the future; recognise the different tenses when you read and hear them; develop tips to avoid confusion between tenses; and use the verbs appropriately in conversation. Each lesson is independent from the others. If you miss a class, don't worry: there's no catch-up necessary!


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


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hour (6 hours in total)
Intermediate 1 (B1.1)

Intermediate 1 (B1.1)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*:
from £9

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: Inspire 3: Livre de l'élève (student book): ISBN9782017133452 and Inspire 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782017133469 (not included in course price)


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

Progress

Price: £240 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £9

In this course, you will discuss travel activities and new trends in travel, learn to report what someone else has said, to sequence using past tenses and to present a goal and a hypothesis.

Pre-requisite:
Intermediate 1 or level assessment.
Materials: Inspire 3: Livre de l'élève (student book): ISBN9782017133452 and Inspire 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782017133469 (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1)

Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1) 20/08-10/09

Speak

Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £10.60

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 (8 hours in total)
1 Class / 1 Tense (B1)

1 Class / 1 Tense (B1) 21/08-11/09

Consolidate

Price: £89 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.60

Do you feel intimidated by French verbs? Need some extra practice with conjugation? Gain confidence in 1 Class / 1 Tense, where you will review a different tense each week - present, imperfect, past tenses, future, conditional, imperative and everyone's favourite, the subjunctive!

Each class is independent from the next; something new each week and if you miss a class, there's no stress!
   

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 3 or higher, or level assessment
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hour (6 hours in total)
Current Affairs (B1/B2)

Current Affairs (B1/B2) 24/08-14/09

Discover

Price: £74 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.60

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: Intermediate 5 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 1.25 hour (5 hours in total)
French Chat (B1/B2)

French Chat (B1/B2) 20/08-10/09

Speak

Price: £74 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.60

An informal conversation class where you will discuss your opinions and debate various topics, including social, environmental and political issues.

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


Pace: Once a week x 1.25 hour (5 hours in total)

French Chat (B1/B2) 23/07-13/08

Speak

Price: £74 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.60

An informal conversation class where you will discuss your opinions and debate various topics, including social, environmental and political issues.

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


Pace: Once a week x 1.25 hour (5 hours in total)
French @ Lunch (B1/B2)

French @ Lunch (B1/B2) 22/08-12/09

Speak

Price: £45 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.75

An informal conversation class where you will discuss your opinions and debate various topics, including social, environmental and political issues.

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


Pace: Once a week x 45 min (3 hours in total)
Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+) 21/08-11/09

Speak

Price - 2 hours per week: £89 (full price)
Price - 3 hours per week: £126 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £10.50

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 (8 hours in total)

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+) 21/08-11/09

Speak

Price - 2 hours per week: £89 (full price)
Price - 3 hours per week: £126 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £10.50

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: One a week x 3 hours (12 hours in total)

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+) 24/07-14/08

Speak

Price - 2 hours per week: £89 (full price)
Price - 3 hours per week: £126 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £10.50

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: One a week x 3 hours (12 hours in total)
Discover France (B2+)

Discover France B2+ 21/08-11/09

Discover
Price: £118 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50

In this course, you will tour beautiful and fascinating French regions from the comfort of home. From culture and society to gastronomy through history, architecture and geography, uncover the secrets of what makes each area so special and unique and… practise your French!

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours (8 hours in total)

Discover France B2+ 24/07-14/08

Discover
Price: £118 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50

In this course, you will tour beautiful and fascinating French regions from the comfort of home. From culture and society to gastronomy through history, architecture and geography, uncover the secrets of what makes each area so special and unique and… practise your French!

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours (8 hours in total)

* 10% reduction for returning students before Early Bird.
5% reduction for returning students after Early Bird.
5% reduction for new students before Early Bird. 





course calendar 2024-2025

EARLY SUMMER


Mon. 27 May - Sat. 20 July 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Sun. 19 May
Bank holiday replacement: Fri. 14 June

LATE SUMMER


Mon. 22 July - Sat. 17 August 2024 (4 weeks)
Mon 19 August - Sat. 14 September 2024 (4 weeks)

or

Mon. 22 July - Sat. 14 September 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Sun. 14 July
Bank holiday replacement: Fri. 30 August

AUTUMN


Mon. 23 September - Sat. 16 November 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Sun. 15 September


WINTER


Mon. 18 November 2024 - Sat. 25 January 2025 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Sun. 10 November


WINTER BREAK


Mon. 23 December 2024 - Sat. 4 January 2025: offices closed


EARLY SPRING


Mon. 27 January - Sat 22 March 2025 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Fri. 17 January


LATE SPRING


Mon. 24 March - Sat. 24 May 2025 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Weds. 12 March
Bank holiday replacement: Fri. 9 May


SPRING BREAK


Thurs. 17 April - Weds. 23 April: offices closed


EARLY SUMMER


Mon. 26 May - Sat 19 July 2025
Early Bird: Weds. 14 May
Bank holiday replacement: Fri. 30 May





 


Address:
125 Portland Street
Manchester M1 4QD

Phone: 0161 236 7117
Email us
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Mon-Thurs:
9:30am-12am & 1pm-7pm
Fri: 9:30am-1pm
Sat. & Sun.: Closed


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