Wed 13 Oct 2021 - Wed 08 Dec 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions


Thu 14 Oct 2021 - Thu 09 Dec 2021

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions


Fall in love with what many believe is the most romantic of all the Latin-derived languages; spoken in 29 countries across five continents.

Course outline

The course is based on Lessons 0 to 5 of Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de français, although the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio, video and online material as well as by other print sources.

Topics covered in each lesson:

  • Topic 1: Greeting others, introducing and talking about yourself. Learning the verb être.
  • Topic 2: French spelling: accents and the alphabet. Gender: recognising masculine and feminine words with different forms of the.
  • Topic 3: Occupations: yours and others’. Towns, countries and nationalities near and far. Learning to use the different forms of a and an.
  • Topic 4: French numbers: counting, age, phone numbers, addresses, the date and year.
  • Topic 5: Using verbs to make affirmative and negative sentences: avoir, aller and verbs ending in –er, such as parler and regarder.
  • Topic 6: Ownership and belonging: relating people and things
  • Topic 7: Asking questions and providing answers
  • Topic 8: Looking for and finding someone or something
  • Topic 9: Using prepositions to locate people and objects 

Studying Beginning French 1 is stimulating and enjoyable as you will cover a large amount of French in a short period of time.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to express yourself in everyday situations, such as greeting people, talking about your likes and dislikes, asking and answering questions
  • gain an appreciation of the Francophone world through discussing French culture, such as the range of public holidays or the correct way to address people.  

Who should enrol

The course is designed for complete beginners who are interested in, and enjoy, learning about the French language and culture. 

Course Materials

Le nouveau Taxi 1, Méthode de Français (To be purchased)

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