French – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn French in London with our part-time French evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time French courses with us. You can also join a French evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of French.

This French evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time French language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the French language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6-8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6-8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
19 June 2017 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6-8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6-8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • making first contact with members of a group (name, alphabet, nationalities)
  • exchanging essential information with others in a social and professional context (profession, age, phone number, date of birth)
  • talking about tastes and leisure
  • booking a hotel room
  • making plans for the weekend

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs 'to be' (être) and 'to have' (avoir)
  • nouns – masculine and feminine
  • negative form (ne…pas)
  • interrogative form
  • preposition + country
  • verbs in the present tense
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • 'to do' (faire) and 'to go' (aller) + prepositions
  • near future

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing a person
  • organising an outing (time, place)
  • buying clothes
  • asking and giving directions
  • ordering food and drinks
  • talking about family
  • talking about daily routine

Grammar

You will learn:

  • use of adjectives
  • modal verbs (want, can, must/have to/need to)
  • present tense verbs (-ir, -re)
  • imperative
  • possessive pronouns
  • reflexive verbs
  • partitive articles
  • prepositions of place
  • demonstratives
  • negative form with 'never'

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your previous weekend
  • asking for opinion and giving yours
  • following instrucitons
  • describing a place
  • the weather
  • describing your home

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in compound past
  • questions (formal/informal)
  • more question words 
  • direct pronouns
  • irregular verbs (to believe, to live, to know)
  • negative with 'no longer'
  • tonic pronouns

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

This level of French is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the French language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the area you live in
  • objects – shapes and materials
  • everyday actions
  • character description
  • phone calls
  • the body and common ailments
  • leisure activities
  • past holidays
  • daily routine
  • Christmas traditions in France

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • reflexive verbs (to hurry, to ready oneself, to have fun...) 
  • verbs in the perfect tense with 'to have' and 'to be'
  • adjectives and frequency adverbs
  • prepositions 'at', 'in' (à, à la, au, aux, en)
  • conditional mood

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • more elaborate directions
  • diet and lifestyle
  • town descriptions and locations
  • how your day went
  • the way you used to be
  • a house in France
  • films and books
  • past events
  • functions of everyday objects

Grammar

You will learn:

  • direct pronound en
  • relative pronouns (which, who, that)
  • direct and indirect pronouns (it, that, him, her, them)
  • perfect tense of reflexive verbs (eg, je me suis levé(e) – I got up)
  • imperfect tense
  • imperative mood
  • question forms
  • connectors (firstly, then, therefore, however...)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • future plans
  • degrees of ability
  • comparisons
  • people around you
  • choices and motivation
  • wishes and advices

Grammar

You will learn:

  • future tense
  • verbs in the near past tense
  • verbs in the present continuous
  • comparatives and superlatives
  • adjectives vs adverbs
  • prepositions of time
  • two different forms of 'to know' (savoir/connaître)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the French language and its grammar, and have already studied the French language for approximately two years or 120 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • friendships and acquaintances
  • describing people
  • exchanges with neighbours
  • student's experience
  • professional experience
  • looking for a job
  • giving advice in a professional context

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past tenses (passé-composé, imparfait)
  • some irregular past participles
  • relative pronouns (1) – qui, que, à, qui
  • reported speech in the present
  • indicators of time: il y a, pendant, depuis, dans, pour
  • past tense (1): plus-que-parfait
  • subjunctive (1): formation of regular and irregular verbs, il faut que + subj

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about a country and its inhabitants, stereotypes
  • living in France and abroad
  • cultural differences
  • talking about one's living environment
  • social media and traditional media
  • understanding, witnessing, reporting an event
  • giving one's opinion

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative pronouns (2) où, dont
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • possessive pronouns
  • various interrogative constructions
  • indefinite pronouns
  • superlative
  • passive form
  • rules of agreement of past participle

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • cinema: presenting a film, a film director, actors
  • giving one's appreciation of a film
  • leisure activities, talking about one's interests and commitments
  • tourism and culture
  • talking about the future, making plans and suggestions
  • literature – talking about a book
  • giving one's opinion and justifying one's choice
  • agreeing and disagreeing

Grammar

You will learn:

  • place of the adverb
  • place of the adjective (reinforcement)
  • personal pronouns after à and de
  • compléments d'objet indirect (reinforcement)
  • indirect pronouns y and en
  • gerund
  • subjunctive (2) to express a wish or an intention
  • conditional present
  • afin de, afin que - pour, pour que
  • connectors to express cause and consequence

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

 

Learning resources

We will use Alter Ego 2+ for this course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

 The tutor will also use her own materials.

You have a strong command of the French language. You can express yourself accurately and fluently on a variety of topics and have studied the French language for approximately 200 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • identities and origins
  • family life
  • feelings and wellbeing
  • urban and rural environment, heritage
  • current affairs (politics, culture, society)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • revision of past tenses
  • agreement of past participle
  • subjunctive and infinitive present and past
  • simple and complex relative pronouns
  • cause and consequence
  • concession and opposition

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • continuing education
  • studying abroad
  • sports and travelling
  • new technologies
  • studying and working abroad
  • telephone conversations
  • working life (conditions, contract, relations, mobility)
  • current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • different uses of the subjunctive
  • present and past conditional
  • personal pronouns, double pronouns
  • reported speech (concordance des temps)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • gastronomy
  • art and literature
  • values and politics
  • French regions
  • languages and Francophonie
  • current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • condition and hypothesis
  • position of adjectives
  • definite, indefinite  articles
  • gerund, present participle and verbal adjective
  • indefinite pronouns
  • revision of pronouns

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use our own materials.