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

  • Session information:  Wednesdays 10am-12pm or 3-5pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Fast Track Level 1

Key information

  • Session information: Saturdays 10am-2.30pm
  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 19 December 2020.
  • Fees:  Full Course £210.

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French for Research and Reading Purposes Beginners

Key information

  • Session information:TBC
  • Timeline:TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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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

  • Session information: Mondays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 14 December 2020. Term 2: 18 January - 22 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Fast Track Level 2

Key information

  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 19 December 2020. 
  • Fees:  Full Course £210.

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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

  • Session information: Mondays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 14 December 2020. Term 2: 18 January - 22 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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French Post-beginners Fast Track

Key information

  • Session information: TBC 
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

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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

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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French Upper-intermediate Fast Track

Key Information

  • Session information: TBC
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC
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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

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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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

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 18 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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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

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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