French

French FlagWith around 200 million speakers across the world, French is one of the commonest - and hence most useful - languages. The International Organization of Francophonie has 56 member states and governments, with a primary objective to promote its teaching. French is also the only language other than English spoken on five continents (as well as benefiting from being one of the principal languages of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the WTO and the International Olympic Committee). In total, French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English.

French Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of French (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Key information

  • Course: Mondays 6-8 pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 11 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments) 
  • Course: Wednesdays 3-5 pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 1

Fast Track Level 1

Key information

  • Course: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 16 October - Ends 18 December 2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210

Apply for French Level 1 Fast Track

French Post-beginners (Level 2)

This is for you if you can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners Level 1 course.

Key information

  • Course: Tuesdays 5-7pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 19 October 2021 – Ends 22 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 – Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees:  £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 2

Fast Track Level 2

Key information

  • Course: Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 16 October - Ends 18 December 2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 

Apply for French Level 2 Fast Track

French Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-Beginners (level 2) Course.

Key information

  • Course: Mondays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 18 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 3

French Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Key information

  • Course: Tuesdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2021 - Ends 22 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 4

French Advanced (Level 5)

You have reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.

Key information

  • Course: Tuesdays 7-9pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 19 October 2021 – Ends 22 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Tuesdays 7-9pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2021 – Ends 22 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 5

French Post-advanced (Level 6)

You have reached the first half of the B2 level on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Advanced (level 5) course.

Key information

  • Course: Thursdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 – Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Thursdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 – Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 6

French Proficiency (Level 7)

You have reached the full level B2 on the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Post-advanced course.

Key information

  • Course: Thursdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 – Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Thursdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 – Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

Apply for French Level 7