Adult group Courses


Welcome to our programme of French group courses! Run in 8-week sessions year-round, they cater to all language levels - from beginner to very advanced.

Visit our course calendar and our course map for more information on dates and levels.

Timetables for our next course session, starting on 25 July, are available below. 

Our group classes are suitable for students aged 15+. Please email us for all enrolments of a student under 18.

If it is your first class with us and you have learned some French before, please book a free level consultation before enrolling to make sure you take the right class.

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Beginners/Elementary (A1)

Beginners 1 (A1.1)

Progress

In this 8-week 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 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).
Min. 5 students; course length adjusted for groups of 7 or under.


Pace: Once a week x 3 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 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary 1 (A1.3)

Progress

In this 8-week 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 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary 2 (A1.4)

Progress

In this 8-week 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 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary Practice (A1+) - 30/31/01 August/September

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Beginner and Elementary levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to an Improvers class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF A1 exam.

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


Pace: Three times a week x 5 hours a day

Elementary Practice (A1+) - August

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Beginner and Elementary levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to an Improvers class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF A1 exam.

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


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary Practice (A1+) - July

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Beginner and Elementary levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to an Improvers class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF A1 exam.

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


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

French Chat (A1/A2) - August

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

French Chat (A1/A2) - July

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)

1 Class / 1 Song - August

Discover
In this informal course you will work on your listening, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking skills while discovering Francophone music and artists. Each one-hour session is independent from the next so each week we keep you entertained and interested with a different topic.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 4 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

1 Class / 1 Song - July

Discover
In this informal course you will work on your listening, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking skills while discovering Francophone music and artists. Each one-hour session is independent from the next so each week we keep you entertained and interested with a different topic.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 4 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

Improvers 2 (A2.2)

Progress

In this 8-week 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 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers 4 (A2.4)

Progress

In this 8-week course, you will be able to give a structured opinion about your town and living environment using phrases such as "for example", "but" and "then", talk about connected devices, and talk about an object, describe it and the pros and cons of its use.

Pre-requisite: Improvers 3 or level assessment.
Materials: Totem 2 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers Conversation (A2+) - August

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 Conversation (A2+) - July

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+) - 06/07/08 September

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: Three times a week x 5 hours a day
Intermediate (B1)

1 Class / 1 Figure - August

Discover
In this informal course you will work on your listening, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking skills while discovering famous and influential figures in the French-speaking world. Each one-hour session is independent from the next so each week we keep you entertained and interested with a different topic.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 5 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

1 Class / 1 Figure - July

Discover
In this informal course you will work on your listening, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking skills while discovering famous and influential figures in the French-speaking world. Each one-hour session is independent from the next so each week we keep you entertained and interested with a different topic.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate 5 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

Current Affairs (B1/B2) - August

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: Intermediate 4 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Current Affairs (B1/B2) - July

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: Intermediate 4 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

Progress

In this 8-week 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: Totem 3 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate Conversation (B1+) - August

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 (B1+) - July

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 Practice (B1+) - August

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Intermediate levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to a Higher class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF B1 exam.

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


Pace: Once a week x 2 hours

Intermediate Practice (B1+) - July

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Intermediate levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need more practice before moving up to a Higher class. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF B1 exam.

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


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

Higher 6 (B2.6)

Progress

In this 8-week course, you will learn to talk about the future and progress using different tenses, and how to express changes over time in a nuanced way. You will also discuss and give your opinion on new trends and technologies, social media and information technology.

Pre-requisite: Higher 5 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 Manual and Workbook (not included in course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher Conversation (B2+) - August

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+) - August

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 (B2+) - July

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+) - July

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+) - August

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+) - July

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 Grammar Clinic (B2+) - August

Consolidate
In this small-group workshop course you will revise and practise grammar points covered in the Intermediate levels.

Pre-requisite: Higher 1 or above, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

Higher Grammar Clinic (B2+) - July

Consolidate
In this small-group workshop course you will revise and practise grammar points covered in the Intermediate levels.

Pre-requisite: Higher 1 or above, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

Higher Practice (B2+) - 13/14/15 September

Consolidate

In this course, you will intensively refresh key language notions and topics covered in the Higher levels. It is for you if you are returning to French after a break or need a bit of structured revision before moving on to one of our Higher Conversation classes. If you are looking for an extra challenge, this class will also help you prepare for the DELF B2 exam.

Pre-requisite: Higher 4 or above, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.


Pace: Three times a week x 5 hours a day
Expertise (C1)

Arts & Culture (C1) - August

Discover
In this course, you will explore the French-speaking cultural landscape through literary works, cinema, the visual arts and music. You will discuss extracts from documents provided by your teacher and explore additional sources such as videos, paintings or musical works, while also learning about contemporary French cultural life.

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

Arts & Culture (C1) - July

Discover
In this course, you will explore the French-speaking cultural landscape through literary works, cinema, the visual arts and music. You will discuss extracts from documents provided by your teacher and explore additional sources such as videos, paintings or musical works, while also learning about contemporary French cultural life.

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

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£82.00

Code: 03-B1/B2/CurAff/PM/T6/JUL 21-22
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Class length:
- 6+ students: 2h/week
- 4-5 students: 1h30/week

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COURSE CALENDAR 2021-2022


TERM 5 - EARLY SUMMER     


Mon. 30 May - Sat. 23 July (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 18 May

TERM 6 LATE SUMMER 


Mon. 25 July - Sat. 17 September (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 13 July


COURSE CALENDAR 2022-2023

TERM 1 - AUTUMN


Mon. 26 September - Sat. 19 November 2022 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Fri. 16 September

TERM 2 - WINTER


Mon. 21 November 2022 - Sat. 28 January 2023 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Wed. 9 November
Winter Break: Thurs. 22 December 2022 - Wed. 4 January 2023

TERM 3 - EARLY SPRING


Mon. 30 January - Sat. 25 March 2023 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 18 January

TERM 4 - LATE SPRING


Mon. 27 March - Sat. 27 May 2023 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 15 March
Easter Break: Thurs. 6 April - Wed. 12 April

TERM 5 - EARLY SUMMER     


Mon. 29 May - Sat. 22 July 2023 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 17 May

TERM 6 - LATE SUMMER 


Mon. 24 July - Sat. 16 September 2023 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 12 July




 


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