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12-week course: £140
Courses start week commencing 6th January 2020.
A1 : Beginner – no previous experience of learning French, a complete beginner’s course.
A1.2 : Beginner 2 – have studied a little French before, can conjugate basic verbs in the present tense, form simple sentences and know vocabulary for everyday situations.
A2 : Pre-Intermediate– can conjugate verbs in the present tense, have seen past and future tenses and know enough vocabulary to form sentences and hold a simple conversation
B1 : Intermediate – have studied 100+ hours and can hold a conversation in French.
B1 +: Higher Intermediate – 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, conditional and subjonctif, cause and effect, adverbs.
*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)
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
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 increase 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!
Maria Ramirez Diaz
I studied a Masters in Art and Language Spanish/French in La Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a degree L´université François Rabelais de Tours. I taught French to adults and in schools. I was moving and working in different countries, Portugal, Morocco and my last experience abroad was Dallas in Texas before arriving to UK. I like to open a window to the world with language in my classes.