Adult group Courses


Welcome to our programme of French group courses! Run in 8 or 16-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.

Our next course session starts on
25 September 2023

Early Bird discount available until 15 September.

Timetables below!


Our group classes are suitable for students aged 15+.

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

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

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Beginners/Elementary (A1)

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: 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).
Price: £199


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 A1 - Livre élève (Student book): ISBN 9782011560483 and Totem 1 A1 - Cahier d'activités (Workbook): ISBN 9782011560537 (not included in the course price).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary 1 (A1.3) (2 x 1.5 hour per week)

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).
Price: £199


Pace: Twice a week x 1.5 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).
Price: £199


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).
Price:
£199


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).
Price:
£199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Elementary Conversation + Grammar (A1+)

Speak

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.
Price: £135


Pace: Once a week x 2 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.
Price: £104


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: 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).
Price: £199


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: 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).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 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).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers 4 (A2.4)

Progress

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: 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).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Improvers Conversation + Grammar (A2+)

Speak

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.
Price: £135



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

French Chat (B1/B2)

Speak

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.
Price: 1.5h per week @ £156; 1h per week @ £104



Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

French Chat (B1/B2)

Speak

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.
Price: 1.5h per week @ £156; 1h per week @ £104



Pace: Once a week x 1 hour

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: Inspire 3: Livre de l'élève (student book): ISBN9782017133452 and Inspire 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782017133469 (not included in course price).
Price: £199




Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate 2 (B1.2) (16 weeks)

Progress

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: Totem 3: Livre B1 (student book): ISBN9782014015522 and Totem 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782014015539 (not included in course price).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Intermediate 2 (B1.2)

Progress

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: Totem 3: Livre B1 (student book): ISBN9782014015522 and Totem 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782014015539 (not included in course price).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Intermediate 3 (B1.3) (16 weeks)

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).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Intermediate 4 (B1.4)

Progress

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: Totem 3: Livre B1 (student book): ISBN9782014015522 and Totem 3: Cahier d’activités (exercise book): ISBN9782014015539 (not included in course price).
Price: £199


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.
Price: £158


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 5, Intermediate Practice, Intermediate Conversation 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.
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher 3 (B2.3) (16 weeks)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to speak about history, using all of the past tenses, and how to give a detailed description of a person's physical appearance. You will also discuss the themes of immigration, and technology in medicine and healthcare.

Pre-requisite: Higher 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 1.5 hours

Higher 3 (B2.3)

Progress

In this course, you will learn to speak about history, using all of the past tenses, and how to give a detailed description of a person's physical appearance. You will also discuss the themes of immigration, and technology in medicine and healthcare.

Pre-requisite: Higher 2 or level assessment.
Materials: Edito B2 - livre B2 (student book) - ISBN9782278080984 and Edito B2 - cahier d'exercices - ISBN9782278081127 (not included in course price).
Price: £199


Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

Higher 6 (B2.6) (16 weeks)

Progress

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).
Price: £199


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.
Price: 2h per week @ £158; 1.5h per week @ £121



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.
Price: 2h per week @ £158; 1.5h per week @ £121



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.
Price: 3h per week @ £204; 2h per week @ £135



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.
Price: 3h per week @ £204; 2h per week @ £135



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

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: Teacher advice or Level assessment.
Materials: Provided by the teacher.
Price: £204



Pace: Once a week x 3 hours

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£199.00

Code: 01-B2.3/High3/PM/T1 23-24 (16 weeks)
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Class length:
- 7+ students: 1h30/week
- 6 students: 1h15/week
- 5 students: 1h10/week

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COURSE CALENDAR 2022-2023

TERM 5 - EARLY SUMMER     


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

Early Bird: Wed. 17 May
Bank Holiday Monday replacement classes: Friday 16 June

 SUMMER BREAK

Mon. 24 July - Sat. 4 August 2023: offices closed

Mon. 7 July - Fri. 18 August 2023: reduced opening hours

TERM 6 - LATE SUMMER 


Mon. 21 August - Sat. 16 September 2023 (4 weeks)

Early Bird: Wed. 9 August
Bank Holiday Monday replacement classes: Friday 1 September

course calendar 2023-2024

TERM 1 - AUTUMN     


Mon. 25 September - Sat. 18 November 2023 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Fri. 15 September

TERM 2 - WINTER 


Mon. 20 November - Sat. 27 January 2024 (8 weeks)

Early Bird: Wednesday 8 November

WINTER BREAK

Thurs. 21 December 2023 - Weds. 3 January 2024: offices closed





 


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