French Online

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French Courses Online

French Beginner

French Beginner Course.
Wednesdays (7-8.30pm)
12-week course.
for complete beginners (A1)

Out of stock
French Beginner 2

French Beginner 2 Course.
Thursdays (7-8.30pm)
12-week course.
Level A1.2

Out of stock
French Pre-Int

French Pre-Intermediate Course
Mondays (7-8.30pm)
12-week course.
Level: A2

Out of stock
French Intermediate

French Intermediate Course.
Tuesdays (7-8.30pm)
12-week course.
Level B1

Out of stock
French Higher-Int

French Higher-Intermediate.
Mondays (7-8.30pm)
12-week course.
Level B2

Out of stock
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Courses start week commencing 19th April 2021.

These are live, interactive classes with a small group (4-10 students). The teacher presents and shares lesson content, then you have the opportunity to practise the language with both the teacher and fellow students in fun ways.


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 – can conjugate verbs in the past, present and future tenses and can hold a conversation in French.
B2 : Higher-Intermediate – can communicate about a variety of topics in French. Includes grammatical revision/consolidation and continual vocabulary input.

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    *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.
    Higher-Intermediate Download example syllabus
    Topics: French topical articles and discussion topics (au courant)
    Grammar: Emerging vocabulary and grammar addressed and revised/taught when necessary.

    *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

    French Teachers

    Catherine Yeates

    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.

    Jon Harris

    My name is Jonathon (or Jon) and I have taught languages for a number of years. I have previously lived in the South West of France, spending six years there as a teenager! I have also lived in Italy. I am enthusiastic about teaching, as well as learning, languages and enjoy helping others to develop their language skills, while also learning about culture.

    Mathieu Castano

    I was brought up in a loving bilingual family in Provence, Southern France, so from a young age I have been used to switching from one language to another. Growing up in a multicultural environment has had a major influence in my life and the love of both cultures has been an advantage from a young age. Now it’s my turn to share my passion for this cultural mix!
    I understand that learning and communicating in two different languages is not always easy, after a successful baccalauréat I made the journey across the channel to study at Canterbury University and truly discovered the British way of life. I liked it so much that 20 years later I’m still here, now living in beautiful Hampshire.

    I was involved in the production of French multimedia educational material for nearly 10 years and was part of a Bafta winning team. I loved working closely with teachers and educational experts, bringing to life dynamic and modern French resources (Discovery Education/Espresso for Schools). As a father of two young children and husband to my supportive wife Rosie, I juggle with trying to bring them up in a bilingual environment. I try to apply all the learning techniques and strategies I’ve learned along the way. My moto is to keep it fun, relevant and imaginative, and of course, there’s nothing like a trip over the channel to re-enforce the cultural heritage we share.