Course Overview

French is the first or second language in more than 40 countries and is spoken by 125 million people around the world, on every continent, so learning to speak it really does open up doors, whether it’s for holidays or business, or simply to keep your brain sharp.

We offer three levels for French learners: Beginners, Elementary and Intermediate, each of which will cover grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the appropriate level.

If you can only attend a certain day, contact us and we will see what other options we can give you.

24 hours of lessons

Interactive smartboards

Qualified, native teachers

Textbook: Le Nouveau Taxi ! 1- Livre de l’élève

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Greetings + introducing yourself (formal and informal)
  • Asking and giving personal information (profession, phone number, age)
  • Alphabet + spelling out words
  • Numbers 0-100
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Jobs
  • Talking about family
  • Using expressions of time
  • Hobbies and free time
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Food and drinks
  • Holidays in France and abroad

Grammar

  • Nouns: feminine, masculine, singular, plural
  • The verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’ (être, avoir)
  • Regular verbs in the present tense
  • Negative form (ne…pas)
  • Articles: definite and indefinite
  • Adjectival agreement in gender and number
  • Prepositions + country
  • Il y a + Il n’y a pas
  • Key prepositions – à, dans, en, au, etc.
  • Interrogative form

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: Le Nouveau Taxi ! 2 – Livre de l’élève

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Talking about learning a language
  • Talking about feelings and emotions
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Home – describing rooms, furniture and activities in each rooms
  • Accommodation – camping, hotels, etc.
  • Describing objects – shape, size, usage
  • Talking about health
  • Describing ailments and symptoms + body parts
  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Giving instructions
  • Giving your opinion – trouver/c’est + adjective
  • Writing a letter/an email
  • Describing the past
  • Comparing the past and the present

Grammar

  • Review of Passé Composé
  • Imperfect
  • The future tense – regular/irregular
  • Comparison and superlative
  • Question words – quand, comment, pourquoi, etc
  • Pronoun ‘y’
  • Imperative
  • Should/Shouldn’t (devoir in the conditional)
  • Modal verbs: vouloir, pouvoir, devoir
  • Indefinite adjectives and pronouns: tous, la plupart, quelque, aucun

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: Le Nouveau Taxi ! 3 – Livre de l’élève

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Talking about past experiences and encounters
  • Expressing aims and causes – comme, puisque and parce que
  • Providing a detailed description
  • Describing personal motives
  • Justifying a choice
  • Talking about travels
  • Making suggestions
  • Giving your opinion
  • Hypothesising
  • Talking about countries and regions
  • Describing a fictional character
  • Describing feelings and emotions
  • Talking of hopes and aspirations
  • Expressing regrets

Grammar

  • Review of the past and future tenses
  • Plus-que-parfait (Past perfect)
  • Agreement of the past participle with avoir (passé composé tense)
  • Direct pronouns (le, la, les) vs indirect pronouns (lui/ leur)
  • Conditional tense
  • Hypothesis : si + present, si + future, si + conditional
  • Prepositions with countries and regions
  • Past conditional
  • Adverbs in ‘-ment’
  • Subjunctive

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

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Course Dates

27th September 2021 – 7th February 2022

Holiday breaks:
25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022