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12-week course: £120.00
courses start week commencing 10th September.
We aim to help you to learn French in a fun, comfortable environment. Our highly professional teachers are qualified, experienced and talented. Our courses use many different resources to help you learn and set aims and objectives to focus on helping you to make progress. You will listen to audio excerpts, watch short video clips, read interesting stories and articles. You will learn grammar through practice exercises, both written and spoken. Phrases are introduced and students are encouraged to practise by speaking in small groups
A1 : Beginner – this course is designed for people with no previous experience of learning French, a complete beginner’s course.
A1.2 : Beginner 2 – this course is for people who have studied a little French (20 hours or equivalent)
A2 : Pre-Intermediate– this course is for people who have studied 40-70 hours of French or equivalent.
A2.2 : Pre-Intermediate 2– this course is for people who have studied 70-100 hours of French or equivalent.
B1 : Intermediate – students have studied 100+ hours and can hold a conversation in French.
B1 +: Higher Intermediate – students can communicate well in French.
*Course Content– typical areas of focus are:
Beginner Download example syllabus
Topics: Introductions. jobs, family, food & drink, time/day/month, daily routine & free time, directions, hotel, transport.
Grammar: Regular and irregular verbs (er, ir & re) negation, possessive adjective, introduction to reflexive verbs.
Beginner 2 Download example syllabus
Topics: Free time, places in town, passé de bonnes vacances, shopping; clothes & prices, weather, health.
Grammar: Revision of verbs in present tense; passé composé; imparfait; pronouns; imperative; articles; prepositions of place.
Pre-intermediate Download example syllabus
Topics: Holidays, describing people and places, travelling – planning a trip, getting around the town, shopping: banks & travel agents.
Grammar: Revision of verbs in past and present, perfect tense, On peut + infinitive, future tense. Review question formation.
Intermediate Download example syllabus
Topics: French objects and current affairs, cars, tourism, science, technology, environment.
Grammar: Revision of imperfect and future tenses, subjonctif, cause and effect, adverbs, pronouns y et en.
*Please note, course content will vary depending on course teacher and course book content.
No refunds are given for classes not attended once a course has begun (Courses can be cancelled and refunded up to 5 days before their start)
Hi my name is Catherine and I taught in local secondary schools for 14 years before recently having a career change. I have visited France many times and know the Vendee region especially well but I have also lived in Normandy and Burgundy for short periods. As my class can confirm, my knowledge about France is diverse (even eclectic) and we have had discussions about everything from politics to the Tour de France. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of language and culture and hope that my students have increased their understanding of France as well as the French language.
I have been a teacher since 2000, but started teaching languages when I took a specialist language teaching course and moved to France in 2009. I stayed 4 years, learnt French and taught lots of English! I fell in love with the French language and the culture. Since moving back to Southampton, I have started teaching French and love helping people on their journey to speaking French. I see language learning as a lifelong journey that you can dip in and out of and learn through a variety of methods throughout life, although an organised class is a great place to start!
Born of joint Swiss and Spanish nationality into the ex-French protectorate of Morocco, I am a native French speaker who can offer first hand, in-depth cultural and linguistic knowledge of what makes up modern day France. After completing my Masters 1 in France, I have moved to Southampton to put my academic training into practise and fulfil my passion for capturing peoples interest in learning a language. For me, learning a language is a life changing experience and I above all want to show people the exciting opportunities it can lead to! I have experience with different styles of teaching, in both England and France, so I can tailor make the classes to the needs of the participants.