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12-week course: £160
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)
I have been a teacher since 2000, but started teaching languages when I took a CELTA 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 completed a DELTA teaching qualification and started teaching French. I 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!
My passion in life is to travel and experience the language and culture of as many countries as possible. Originally from the US, I studied languages at university and then enjoyed a career in business. I have lived in Switzerland, Belgium and other countries in Europe and the Far East before achieving a teaching qualification. I taught French and Spanish in primary and secondary schools for 12 years before moving to adult education.
I love teaching languages and helping my students to grow in confidence in speaking and listening so that they can get the most out of travel or work abroad. I like to use ideas from teaching young people to bring a sense of fun and humour to my lessons. Learning languages should be an enjoyable and relaxed experience.
I use authentic resources from France and Francophone countries (music, videos, texts) to help immerse you in the language, and we will cover many cultural topics to entice you to visit the country.