Weekend (15 hours)
Beginners/ Elementary French course is ideal for those with no French, or with a very
basic level of
spoken French. The
lessons are focused, but taught in a relaxing and non-threatening way, making the whole experience
class course. Great fun - very relaxed but much ground covered. Benefited
from the small class - no place to hide! Thanks to your good self and to
your family. I look forward to further progress." (Mr K, from
is very informative and helpful during the lessons. The lessons are
conducted in a very pleasant atmosphere. The market activity was a good
idea to build confidence and communication with real people in real
situations, enabling us to assess how we are progressing. The final
extra day was very worthwhile. Thank you" (Mr W, from Yorkshire)
request, the 3 day beginners course can be extended by one day to
allow for extra individual support. This may be of particular
interest to students with specific learning needs, eg. working
towards an examination and work related requirements.
professionally run course. Would love to do it every week. Would recommend
it to my friends and family." (Mrs G, from London)
useful - great for confidence - good fun!"
(Mrs G, from London)
the Beginners course, there will be a activity carried out at the
local village market, which will give you the opportunity to practise the
French you have learned in the classroom, to a real life situation.
kilo de pommes, s'il vous plaît."
voudrais un pain de mie tranché."
botte de radis, s'il vous plaît."
teaching sessions will include a combination of activities, role play and formal
teaching sessions described below are examples only, and the actual
course structure may vary from program to program.
general conversation, eg. the weather, introducing yourself, how you ask
simple questions of others and explain simple facts about your life. This session
focuses on the very basics required to begin a conversation in
The session may involve role
play and you will learn how ask simple questions, enquiries such as
booking a table in a restaurant, ordering food and drinks, making an appointment, asking the person
to speak slower, etc.
This is a very general focus which will help you when visiting
the doctor, chemist, or dentist. The session may involve light hearted role play of real life
situations such as a visit to the local GP.
aim is to build your confidence when out and about in France interacting
with French people. Constructing simple and
useful phrases which can be used at the local market, supermarket and
session will focus on practical matters such as dealing with local
services, garages, a visit to the post office, bank, etc.