French Course Overview

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Learning a foreign language offers a wide range of personal, professional, and cultural benefits. It can open doors to new experiences, connections, and opportunities, making it a valuable skill for people with diverse interests and goals. And don’t forget that learning a new language is an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience. It can enhance cognitive abilities, including problem-solving, multitasking, and memory. 

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Why study French? 

  • It’s an official language in 29 countries, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Learning French can open opportunities for communication and cultural exchange on a global scale. 
  • It's one of the official languages of the United Nations, the European Union, and various other international organizations. Proficiency in French can be an asset for a career in international relations, politics, or diplomacy. 
  • It allows you to engage more deeply with French culture and heritage, known for its contributions to art, literature, philosophy, fashion, and cuisine. 
  • It can greatly enhance your travel experience, as it allows you to communicate with locals and immerse yourself in the culture. 
  • If you know or have an interest in other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or Romanian, knowing French can be an advantage since they share similarities in vocabulary, grammar, and structure. 
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    Dates and enrolment:

    The following levels will run in the designated academic terms from the specified dates.


    Download the full schedule for all courses here


    Beginners

    Level A1.0
    • Term 1: Tuesday 9th of January (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Beginners Intensive (2 lessons a week)

    Level A1.0/A1.1
    • Term 2: Tuesday/Thursday starting from Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Monday/Wednesday starting from Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7:  Monday/Wednesday starting from Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Pre-Elementary

    Level A1.1
    • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A1.2
    • Term 1: Monday 8th of January (No Availability)

    • Term 3: Tuesday 9th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Wednesday 3rd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Thursday 31st of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A1.3
    • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January (No Availability)
    • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Tuesday 21st of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Elementary

    Level A1.4
    • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
    • Term 3:  Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A1.5
    • Term 1: Wednesday 10th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A2.0 (Upper Elementary)
    • Term 2: Wednesday 21st of February at 18:00 (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Thursday 23rd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Monday 1st of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Pre-Intermediate

    Level A2.1
    • Term 1: Tuesday 9th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A2.2
    • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A2.3
    • Term 1: Monday 8th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Tuesday 9th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Wednesday 3rd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Thursday 31st of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level A2.4
    • Term 1: Thursday 11th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 2: Monday 19th of February at 18:00 (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Tuesday 21st of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Wednesday 11th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level B1.0 (Upper Pre-Intermediate)
    • Term 2: Thursday 22nd of February at 18:00 (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Monday 8th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Tuesday 2nd of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Wednesday 30th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Intermediate

    Level B1.1
    • Term 1: Wednesday 10th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Thursday 11th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 4: Monday 20th of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Tuesday 10th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level B1.2
    • Term 2: Wednesday 21st of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Thursday 23rd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Monday 1st of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Tuesday 29th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level B1.3
    • Term 1: Tuesday 9th of January  (No Availability)
    • Term 3: Wednesday 10th of April at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 5: Thursday 4th of July at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Monday 9th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    Level B1.4
    • Term 2: Tuesday 20th of February at 18:00 (2 hours class) (No Availability)
    • Term 4: Wednesday 22nd of May at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 6: Thursday 12th of September at 18:00 (2 hours class)
    • Term 7: Monday 28th of October at 18:00 (2 hours class)

    Please note

    • The classes in Terms 6 and 7 are seven weeks long rather than six weeks.  
    • Please be aware that in case a class must be cancelled the recovery class will happen on a Friday of the same term, usually on the same week as the cancelled class.
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    Important information about our courses

    • You need to be 18+ years old to apply
    • Courses take place at our school in Holland Park
    • 1 class of 2 hours a week from 6pm for 6 or 7 weeks
    • The course book varies according to the level. Check what you need on the course level dedicated page.
    • Course fees:
      - 6 weeks course (12 hours): £195
      - 7 weeks course (14 hours): £225
    • We issue a certificate to every student who completes a full level.
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    Assess your level

    • If you are not sure about your level in French, click below.
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    Get an insight on the levels we offer

    • Learn what pre-knowledge is expected from you and what you will you achieve in each level
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