Adult group Courses


Our French classes run in 8 week sessions and there are options at all levels - from beginner to very advanced. They are taught by qualified, native-speaker teachers

  • If you are a complete beginner, you can enrol directly on a class below.
  • If you have studied with us before, please enrol below. 
  • If this will be your first class with us and you are not a complete beginner, please book an online level consultation before enrolling.

The level consultation costs £7 which will be deducted from your course fees if you enrol within 12 months.


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Beginners 1 (A1.1)

Beginners 1 (A1.1) (16 weeks)

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).


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

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).


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

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) (16 weeks)

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 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)

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 higher, 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)
French @ Lunch (A1/A2)

French @ Lunch (A1/A2)

Speak

Price: £84 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50

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 minutes (6 hours in total)
French Chat (A1/A2)

French Chat (A1/A2)

Speak

Price: £116 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £13

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 (8 hours in total)
Travel French (A1+)

Travel French (A1+)

Discover

Price: £168 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50


In this conversation course you will learn the French you need to handle most situations you are likely to encounter on a holiday or business trip to France or a French-speaking country.
Pre-requisite:
Elementary 2 or higher, or level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours (12 hours in total)
Elementary Conversation Altrincham (A1/A2)

Elementary Conversation Altrincham (A1/A2)

Speak

Price: £116 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £13

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 (8 hours in total)
Improvers 1 (A2.1)

Improvers 1 (A2.1)

Progress

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

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: Inspire 2 A2 - Livre de l'élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135793 and Inspire 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135809 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Improvers 2 (A2.2)

Improvers 2 (A2.2)

Progress

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

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: Inspire 2 A2 - Livre de l'élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135793 and Inspire 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135809 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Improvers 3 (A2.3)

Improvers 3 (A2.3)

Progress

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

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: Inspire 2 A2 - Livre de l'élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135793 and Inspire 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135809 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Improvers 4 (A2.4)

Improvers 4 (A2.4)

Progress

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

In this 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: Inspire 2 A2 - Livre de l'élève (Student book): ISBN 9782015135793 and Inspire 2 A2 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782015135809 (not included in the course price).


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Improvers Conversation + Grammar (A2)

Improvers Conversation + Grammar (A2)

Speak

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

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 3 hours (24 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 4 (B1.4)

Intermediate 4 (B1.4)

Progress

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

In this course, you will learn the passive form, about agreeing past participles, sequencing of events in the future, and talk about connected devices and the cult of beauty.
Pre-requisite:
Intermediate 3 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 5 (B1.5)

Intermediate 5 (B1.5)

Progress

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

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 (24 hours in total)
Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1)

Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1)

Speak

Price:
3h per week @ £240 (full price)
From £9/hour*
2h per week @ £168 (full price)
From £9.50/hour*

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 3 hours (24 hours in total)

Intermediate Conversation + Grammar (B1)

Speak

Price:
3h per week @ £240 (full price)
From £9/hour*
2h per week @ £168 (full price)
From £9.50/hour*

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 (16 hours in total)
Current Affairs (B1/B2)

Current Affairs (B1/B2)

Discover

Price: £140 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50

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 (10 hours in total)
French Chat (B1/B2)

French Chat (B1/B2)

Speak

Price: £145 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £13

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 (10 hours in total)
French @ Lunch (B1/B2)

French @ Lunch (B1/B2)

Speak

Price: £84 (full price)
Price per hour*: from £12.50

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 minutes (6 hours in total)
Higher 2 (B2.2)

Higher 2 (B2.2)

Progress

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

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 de l'élève (student book) - ISBN9782278103669 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278103676 (not included in course price). Please note that this is the 4th edition. You should check that the ISBN corresponds to the references above.


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Higher 4 (B2.4)

Higher 4 (B2.4)

Progress

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

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 de l'élève (student book) - ISBN9782278103669 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278103676 (not included in course price). Please note that this is the 4th edition. You should check that the ISBN corresponds to the references above. 


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Higher 6 (B2.6)

Higher 6 (B2.6)

Progress

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

In this 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 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price). Please note that this is the 3rd edition. You should check that the ISBN corresponds to the references above


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours (24 hours in total)
Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Speak

Price:
3h per week @ £240 (full price) 
From £9/hour*
2h per week @ £168 (full price)
From £9.50/hour*

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 (24 hours in total)

Higher Conversation + Grammar (B2+)

Speak

Price:
3h per week @ £240 (full price) 
From £9/hour*
2h per week @ £168 (full price)
From £9.50/hour*

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 (16 hours in total)
Higher Conversation (B2+)

Higher Conversation (B2+)

Speak

Price:
2h per week @ £176 (full price)
From £10/hour*
1.5h per week @ £138 (full price)
From £10.50/hour*

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 (16 hours in total)

Higher Conversation (B2+)

Speak

Price:
2h per week @ £176 (full price)
From £10/hour*
1.5h per week @ £138 (full price)
From £10.50/hour*

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 (12 hours in total)
Expertise (C1)

Expertise (C1)

Progress

Price: £264 (full price)
Price per hour*
: from £10

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:
Teacher advice or Level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher



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

Progress classes

Learn following a structured programme.

conversation classes

Build your fluency and confidence.

discovery classes

French through cultural and lifestyle topics.



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course calendar 2024-2025

EARLY SPRING


Mon. 29 January - Saturday 23 March 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Fri. 19 January

LATE SPRING


Mon. 25 March - Saturday 25 May 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Weds. 13 March
Bank holiday replacement class: Fri. 10 May


SPRING BREAK

Thurs. 28 March - Weds 3 April 2024: offices closed

EARLY SUMMER


Monday 27 May - Saturday 20 July 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Weds. 15 May
Bank holiday replacement class: 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: Weds. 10 July
Bank holiday replacement class: Fri. 30 August

AUTUMN


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

Early Bird: Fri. 13 September

WINTER


Mon. 18 November 2024 - Sat. 25 January 2025 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Weds. 6. 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 class: Fri. 9 May


SPRING BREAK

Thurs. - Weds. 23 April 2025: offices closed

EARLY SUMMER


Mon. 26 May - Sat. 19 July 2025 (8 weeks)
Early Bird: Weds 14 May
Bank holiday replacement class: Fri. 30 May






 


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