Online Conversation and Grammar

Top up your French skills in a remote but still friendly atmosphere! Whether you want to enhance your grammar of practice your French, our highly qualified teachers will make you speak like a native in no time. Our conversation and grammar online French courses are great for developing your confidence and they combine very well with our online standard and intensive French courses.

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Online Conversation
Elementary (A2)
2h/week over 15 weeks
Wed | 6.30pm to 8.30pm or 1.30pm to 3.30pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
15 Jan - 29 Apr 2020
9 Sep - 16 Dec 2020
Summer term
2h/week over 5 weeks
6 May - 3 June 2020
10 June - 8 July 2020
15 July - 12 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)

This course is intended for near-beginners in French.

This course allows students to practice their oral skills and to gain more fluency and  more confidence in using the language in a variety of basic day-to-day situations.

 

Online Conversation: Boost your oral skills
Intermediate (B1)
2h/week over 15 weeks
Thu | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
16 Jan - 30 Apr 2020
10 Sep - 17 Dec 2020
Summer Term
2h/week over 5 weeks
7 May - 4 June 2020
11 June - 9 July 2020
16 July - 13 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)

For students who wish to speak French with confidence.

Tutor: Katia Leroy

Aims: develop your speaking skills and boost your confidence through a wide range of topics.

Teaching approach: new structures, vocabulary and expressions will be taught through various topics, class discussions and various activities. When necessary, grammar will be reinforced in the context of the topics discussed.

The tutor will organise activities: group debates, role-plays simulations, games or mini-presentations to get you talking about the issues or topics raised in the documents given out. She will provide group or individual feedback when appropriate.

Please note there is no prescribed syllabus as this would go against the fundamental objectives of this course. Each student is encouraged to present and discuss his or her own interests or a topical issue they find interesting.

Course materials: There is no textbook used for this course. Course materials will be provided by the teacher throughout the course: newspaper articles, links to videos/radio programmes, etc.

Student’s involvement: in order to benefit fully from this class, students will be required to read articles or other documents or listen to specific contents in between lessons. They will also be encouraged to make mini-presentations in order to promote lively and interesting exchanges during the class.

Course Extras: This course focuses on helping students improve their confidence in speaking French in a relaxed environment.

Online Conversation – Get Fluent
Upper Intermediate to Fluent (B1+ to B2)
2h/week over 15 weeks
Thu | 1.30pm – 3.30pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
16 Jan - 30 Apr 2020
(no class between 6 and 12 April 2020)
10 Sept - 17 Dec 2020
Summer Term
2h/week over 5 weeks
7 May - 4 June 2020
11 June - 9 July 2020
16 July - 13 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)

Develop your French conversational skills in a wide range of topics.

For those who wish to speak with confidence.

Tutor: Thierry Gauthier

Aims: To improve your speaking skills on a wide range of topics and situations, such as politics and culture. Through a variety of activities, you will develop your confidence to speak and interact in French naturally and fluently.

Teaching approach: Collaborative and participational: in the first class, the students and the teacher will agree on a variety of topics. You will learn vocabulary and, when necessary, some grammar in the context of these topics. In between classes, students will be expected to read articles and other documents or listen to specific content before the lesson. The tutor will organise activities to get you talking about the topics raised in the documents: small group debates, round tables, role plays and simulations, mini-presentations, word games etc.
Please note there is no prescribed syllabus as this would go against the fundamental objectives of this course. Each student is encouraged to present and discuss his or her own interests.

Course materials: There is no textbook used for this course. Course materials will be provided by the teacher throughout the course: newspaper articles, links to videos/radio programmes, etc.

Student’s involvement: To ensure rich and lively discussions, students are expected to read the article(s) given as homework. Students may choose to make mini-presentations and receive feedback from the teacher.

Course Extras: This course focuses on helping students improve their confidence at speaking French in a relaxed environment.

Online Conversation
Fluent to Expert (B2 to C1)
2h/week over 15 weeks
Thu | 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tue | 1.00pm – 3.00pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
Thu | 7.00pm – 9.00pm
16 Jan - 30 Apr 2020
10 Sept - 17 Dec 2020
Tue or Thu | 1.00pm – 3.00pm
14 Jan - 28 Apr 2020
8 Sept - 15 Dec 2020
Summer term
2h/week over 5 weeks
7 May - 4 June 2020
11 June - 9 July 2020
16 July - 13 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)
Summer term
5 May - 2 June 2020
9 June - 7 July 2020
14 July - 11 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)

Develop your French conversational skills in a wide range of topics.

For those who wish to speak with confidence.

Tutor: Annie Robin-Atri & Joelle Miguet

Aims: To improve your speaking and debating skills on a wide range of topics. Through a variety of activities, you will develop your confidence in arguing your point of view with or without the help of different kinds of media. You will broaden your knowledge of the language and enrich your vocabulary.

Teaching approach: The class will warm up with the students discussing their week and events in the news. The tutor will then organise activities to get you talking about different topics based on written, visual, video or audio media. These will take the form of small group debates, round tables, role plays and simulations, presentations, word games etc.

Course materials: Course materials will be provided by the teacher throughout the course: film or TV clips, trailers, adverts, photos, literary texts, articles, websites, cartoons, comic strips, objects, anecdotes, news flashes, radio programmes, etc.

Student’s involvement: To ensure rich and lively conversations, students are expected to read the articles given as homework.

Online Conversation & Grammar
Fluent to Expert (B2 to C1)
3h/week over 10 weeks
Tue | 1.30pm - 4.30pm or 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Wed | 1.30pm - 4.30pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
- COURSE OPENING: enjoy a special extra 20% discount of last minute registrations. Offer valid until 15 April!
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Up to 15 students
Tue | 1.30pm to 4.30pm or 6.00pm - 9.00pm
14 Jan - 17 Mar 2020
24 Mar - 02 Jun 2020
13 Oct - 15 Dec 2020
Wed | 1.30pm - 4.30pm
15 Jan - 18 Mar 2020
25 Mar - 03 Jun 2020
14 Oct - 16 Dec 2020
Summer Term
16 June - 18 Aug 2020
Summer Term
17 June - 19 Aug 2020

Improve your grammar skills through conversation.

These courses are particularly recommended to students wishing to be involved in discussions about French culture and civilization while refining their vocabulary and strengthening their grammar skills.

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Tutor: 15 year old experience at the French Institute. Specialised in FOS (French on Specific Objectives). Creator of the online blog “J’adore le français” (www.julieprof.blogspot.com).

Aims: At the end of this course you will be able to discuss a wide range of subjects be it news, French civilization, culture, politics, arts and many more… The construction of your sentences will be convincingly more complex and more importantly you will be able to put your point across in any situation.

Teaching approach: ‘Coaching and tasks’ techniques. The lessons will be guided by a range of motivating and fun activities as close as possible to real situations as well as authentic documents (pictures, ads, TV news reports etc.)

Course materials: Blog:  www.julieprof.blogspot.com
Authentic documents from the Internet, the news etc. Observation of grammar rules in genuine context.

Student’s involvement: Homework: written essay in relation with the grammar point and the vocabulary seen during the class
On a voluntary basis: you will be able to reinforce the vocabulary in relation with the themes studied in class by doing the exercises available online on www.julieprof.blogspot.com (and renting DVDs at the ‘médiathèque’).

Online Conversation and grammar
Elementary to Intermediate (A2 to B1.1)
3h/week over 10 weeks
Sat | 1.30pm - 4.30pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
18 Jan - 21 Mar 2020
28 Mar - 13 Jun 2020*
*(no class on 10 April and 9 May 2020)
17 Oct - 19 Dec 2020
Summer term
3h/week over 5 weeks
20 Jun - 18 July 2020
12 Sept - 10 Oct 2020
£180 (no early booking discount)

Improve your grammar skills through conversation.

For those wishing to discuss French culture and society while refining their vocabulary and strengthening their grammar skills.

Tutor: Fabienne Lannuzel

Aims: This course is designed to help you build on your basic foundation of French by improving your confidence and proficiency in speaking. By the end of this course you will have studied and/or revised complex grammar rules in context; you will have a better comprehension of the logical techniques in French grammar and be able to use them in a conversation.

Teaching approach:  Each week, new grammatical rules will be studied and /or revised in context in an active and dynamic way. Students will develop and improve their communication skills through conversations and debates in class by practising what they have just learnt. The importance of the phonetics will not be forgotten and regularly listening exercises will be given to the students.

Course materials:   A variety of different situations will be discussed and practiced in order to give participants a diverse, well-rounded knowledge. It will help you building longer and more complex sentences, as well as improving your listening and comprehension skills.

 Student’s involvement: You will be encouraged to consolidate the work done in class through written, listening and phonetics exercises relating to the topics studied in class.

Online GRAMMAR
Fluent (B2) to Fluent (C1)
2h/week over 15 weeks
Thu | 7.00pm - 9.00pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
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Up to 15 students
16 Jan - 30 April 2020
10 Sep - 17 Dec 2020
Summer Term
7 May - 11 June 2020
18 June - 16 July 2020
23 July - 20 August 2020
£120 (no early booking discount)

Revisit and practice grammar through writing and speaking exercices.

For those wishing to revise and expand their knowledge of French grammar.

Aims: By the end of the course, students will have a critical understanding of French grammar. They will be able to formulate complex structures orally as well as in writing.

Teaching approach: The course will be based on grammar exercices and on tasks which put the topics studied into their practical context. The course will also have theoretical content.

Course material: The teacher will mainly use teaching material created for this course.

Student’s involvement: Each week, students will be asked to complete a set of grammar exercices relating to the points studied in class.

 

Courses may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of students enrolled. We encourage our students to register at least five days in advance.

Except for Young Learners courses, all classes are for students aged 18 and over.

Students should consider their personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolment as missed classes cannot be taken at another time.