« LANGUAGES/European Languages/French

Tue 31 Jan 2023 - Tue 28 Mar 2023

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions


4 spots remaining.

Thu 09 Feb 2023 - Thu 06 Apr 2023

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

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 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. 


The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

Our courses, from French 1 – French 4, is based on textbools that cover A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This course requires approximately 24 hours of learning: 18 hours of lessons over the term of 9 weeks (2 hours per week); 30 minutes of homework each week; and an optional 30 minutes of independent study at home each day to familiarise with vocabulary and grammar.

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