The Language class and our French lessons.
The French language is one of the most studied languages in the UK as some of our students have already done some French when they were at school. They come to us to do some refresher classes in the evening or during the daytime as they take intensive courses. Of you course if you are beginner we can also help you to build your ability from scratch.
Our native French tutors.
We only employ native French tutor with at least a degree in humanities, they are all CRB screened and they have been carefully selected by our school according strict parameters. Most of out teacher have been trained at the International House and they have graduated from their CLTA courses which enables them to teach French as a second language.
What is my level in French?
Many people phone or email us to ask about their level. It is very difficult to determine someone level by judging from email or a quick phone call, we also recommend to take an appointing and come to a forma level check at the class, so we can determine your level with accuracy. If you have learn some French at school at GCSE or A Level and you have used it occasionally for travel you might be ok to start from the A2 level (false beginner), otherwise if you are rusty or never done any French before it is better to start from the A1 Level which is the total beginner level. If you decide not to start from the beginner level A1please bear in mind that in our classes you are expected to participate actively in the class and you should be able to understand at least the basic commands of the teacher.
Evening, Weekend, or intensive French courses, when is best for me?
It is totally up to you to find the right and most suitable course for you. Beginner French evening course and Saturday classes will have approximately the same lenght in number of hours, and the content (syllabus) will be very similar. In fact it is only the time of delivery of the course that changes.
What will I learn in the 10 weeks, French evening course?
In the 10 week we will aim to to introduce you to the basic of the French language and you will learn, greetings, how to introduce yourself, ask direction, order food at the restaurant, describe yourself and your friends. Bear in mind that learning a language is on going process and it requires a certain degree of motivation. Of course our lessons put you in the right direction and you can continue for as long as you want with us.
How long does it take before I am fluent in French?
This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone’s learning pattern is different. Some people acquire languages very quickly other people need more time. This has to do with your general educational background, your age, past experiences in learning French or even other languages, and of course the time your are prepared to invest in this task.