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Get by in French

Learn some basic ‘survival’ French for your next visit to France or a French-speaking country, whether for holiday, a visit to friends and family, business or a cultural visit.

Topics may include greetings and introductions, finding your way around, booking accommodation, visiting places of interest, shopping, travelling around, eating out, asking and answering questions, having a simple social conversation.  Please note that this course is for total beginners.  

Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm   Sarah Andrzejewski 

8 sessions from 18 January £112/£84     LAF30     Stoke Lodge

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NEW French Beginners Plus

This is a continuation of the French Beginners course, which started in September.  Learners wishing to join the course need to already know some basic ‘survival’ language skills that you can use when visiting any French speaking country.  The course will continue to teach a range of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, extending learners’ basic knowledge of the language.

Fridays   10am-12noon   Sarah Andrzejewski

12 sessions from 20 January     £168/£100      LFFB1   Stoke Lodge

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NEW French Refresher Plus

This is a continuation of the French Refresher course, which started in September.  The course is suitable for students at post-beginner level who have learnt French at a basic level some time ago, but feel a bit rusty and would like a refresher course to practice their oral skills and to gain more fluency and confidence in using the language in a variety of basic day-to-day situations.

Wednesday 6pm – 8pm Sarah Andrzejewski 

8 sessions from 18 January £112/£84    LFFR1

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French Level 1D&2A, Part 1 D               

For learners at post – beginners’ level who have completed courses at Level 1 A, B & C 

(approximately 150 hours)  or have studied the language to some extent in the past. 

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm     Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 14 September £224/£134          LAF3          Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 1D&2A, Part 2 A 

For learners at post – beginners’ level who have completed courses at Level 1 A to D 

(approximately 180 hours)  or have studied the language to post-beginner level in the past. 

Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm     Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 1 February      £224/£134    LAF4           Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 2 A&B, Part A                                                                         

These courses at lower intermediate level are suitable for students who have completed courses at Level 1, and have a good basic understanding of the language. 

Mondays 10am to 12noon  Albane Herpin 

16 sessions from 12 September    £224/£134 LAF5         Stoke Lodge   

 

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm   Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 14 September  £224/£134           LAF6       Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 2 A&B, Part B                                                                         

These courses at lower intermediate level are suitable for students who have completed courses at Level 1, and Level 2 A, and have a good basic understanding of the language. 

Mondays 10am to 12noon  Albane Herpin 

14 sessions from 20 February     £196/£118          LAF7     Stoke Lodge  

 

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm    Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 1 February          £224/£134         LAF8       Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 2 C&D, Part C    

These courses at upper intermediate level are suitable for students who are reasonably competent in the language. 

Wednesdays 10am to 12noon   Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

16 sessions from 14 September £224 / £134         LAF9     Stoke Lodge 

 

Thursdays 7pm to 9pm         Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 15 September £224/£134      LAF10      Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 2 C&D, Part D    

These courses at upper intermediate level are suitable for students who are reasonably competent in the language 

Wednesdays 10am to 12noon    Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

14 sessions from 22 February           £196 / £118   LAF11     Stoke Lodge 

 

Thursdays 7pm to 9pm       Maggie Williams 

16 sessions from 2 February            £224/£134      LAF12     Stoke Lodge 

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French Level 3 A&B, Part A             

This course is suitable for advanced learners who have been learning French for several years and are almost fluent.This course will be delivered online using ZOOM   

Thursdays 9.30 am to 11.30am    Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

16 sessions from 15 September    £224/£134 LAF13        ONLINE     

 

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French Level 3 A&B, Part B             

For advanced learners who have been learning for several years and are almost fluent.This course will be delivered online using ZOOM    

Thursdays 9.30 am to 11.30am    Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

16 sessions from 9 February             £224/£134 LAF14         ONLINE     

 

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French Level 3 C –  Advanced Conversation             

Ce cours s’adresse à des personnes qui ont un bon niveau de français.  Afin d’approfondir leurs connaissances, elles discuteront des articles de presse/internet sur divers thèmes, principalement d’actualités culturelle, politique ou sociale dans le but d’élargir leur vocabulaire et de réviser un peu de grammaire. This course will be delivered online using ZOOM   

Tuesday 9am to 11am  Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

16 sessions from 13 September £224/£134      LAF15            ONLINE   

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French Level 3 D  –  Advanced Conversation             

Ce cours s’adresse à des personnes qui ont un bon niveau de français.  Afin d’approfondir leurs connaissances, elles discuteront des articles de presse/internet sur divers thèmes, principalement d’actualités culturelle, politique ou sociale dans le but d’élargir leur vocabulaire et de réviser un peu de grammaire. This course will be delivered online using ZOOM   

Tuesday 9am to 11am  Eve Bechmann-Johnson 

16 sessions from 7 February      £224/£134      LAF16           ONLINE   

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French Literature and Film 

French Book Club 

The French Book Club introduces learners to a contemporary French author. 

A very good level of French is necessary for this course. 

Monday 1pm to 3pm  Albane Herpin 

5 sessions from 17 April  £70/£42                 LAF19   Stoke Lodge 

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NEW  French Film Club 

Discover French films (with French subtitles), which aim to present varied aspects of French life, society and culture. 

A very good level of French is necessary for this course. 

Monday 1pm to 3.15pm  Albane Herpin 

5 sessions from 20 February    £78/£48   LAF21           Stoke Lodge 

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French on Saturdays 

French Day:  Journée en Français autours des impressionnistes

Une journée en Français autour du thème des impressionnistes. Nous regarderons des tableaux , apprendrons un peu sur leur époque,  sur les peintres. Une occasion de parler Français autours d’un thème artistique.Veuillez apporter votre déjeuner.  Une bonne connaissance du français est recommandée pour ce cours.

Saturday 10am to 3pm   Eve Bechmann-Johnson

1 session on 4 February  £40/£24    LAF22A   Stoke Lodge

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French Day:  La Bretagne, Decouvrir le Morbihan et Finistere 

Venez profiter d’une journée d’immersion totale en français, et découvrir l’une des plus jolies et plus connues régions de France, d’où vient la tutrice.
Venez apprendre des choses sur la Bretagne en découvrant sa géographie, son histoire, ses sites importants sans oublier sa culture et ses traditions. 

Veuillez apporter votre déjeuner.  Une bonne connaissance du français est recommandée pour ce cours 

Saturday 10am to 4pm    Albane Herpin 

1 session on 4 March  £48/£30          LAF25    Stoke Lodge 

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