French 1

Learn how to speak and understand French from beginner level and discover the diversity of cultures in the French-speaking world. You can take French 1 as a short course, or as part of the Certificate of Higher Education in French Studies or a BA degree.

We offer French language courses from beginner to advanced levels.

French 1 is also offered in intensive format with two classes a week on a Friday, 6pm-9pm, and a Saturday 3pm-6pm, commencing on Friday 6 October 2017. To take the intensive format, just enrol on the Friday 6 October 2017 class below. 

This course, leading to CEFR A2 (Elementary)/GCSE*, is for complete beginners. The 29-week programme will teach you how to speak and understand basic French. You will learn to speak and write at a basic level about yourself and your family, your home, your home town and everyday routines, your feelings, past events and future plans, the climate, people, clothes, culinary tastes, and visits to shops, restaurants or cinemas. You will learn to give directions and tell the time in French. You will also learn to speak about the environment, your friends, neighbourhood, job, countries you have visited, books you have read, how to make holiday bookings, or write a CV. You will be introduced to the French media (websites, newspapers, television and films) and learn how to give your opinion on TV programmes, films, books and news items. Classes will be conducted in French from day one.

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please note: this is only an approximate equivalence.

We operate a rolling application procedure and some courses fill up quickly. We encourage you to enrol as early as possible.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a certificate of higher education.

30 credits at level 4

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First class: Tue 03-Oct-17 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code AREL062S4AAA
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First class: Wed 04-Oct-17 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code AREL062S4CAA
Availability Availability limited

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First class: Fri 06-Oct-17 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code AREL062S4ZAA

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