YOUNG LEARNERS

Getting the best marks in GCSE French and in French A levels, is a great way to maximise your chances of admittance in the best universities. Make the preparation of your French learning easy, fun, interesting and rewarding.

NEW: Kids French Club opening on 20 January: a unique experience to start learning French in an immersive environment through fun activities, language games and crafts for children between 7 and 11 years-old (see below).

 

You can choose between the following options:

 

1/ For young children

We offer private tuition only from 6 years old.

You can find more information about our rates here

Please check our terms and conditions for our policy on cancellation and changes.

For more information please contact Kris at kris.canakiah@institutfrancais.org.uk or fill the form here

 
2/ For teens

We offer group exam preparation courses or private tuition.

Please find our rates and timetable below.

If you wish to enrol your child to a group class, please take the 5 following steps:

  1. As the guardian of the child, you must first create your account on the link below: https://iflondres.extranet-aec.com/extranet/
  2. Choose the appropriate course in the category Specialised French > Young Learners
  3. Click on the + sign (next to register) and select: Register another family member
  4. Fill in the details for the child (add a member)
  5. Complete the registration and make payment.

You will receive the confirmation by email for your child’s course.
 

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KIDS FRENCH CLUB
Beginner, near beginner - 7 to 9 year old
1h/week over 10 weeks
Tue or Wed | 4.00pm - 5.00pm
£200 (no early booking discount)
Register Now
South Kensington
Up to 12 students
20 Jan - 10 Feb 2020 (4 classes) and 24 Feb - 30 March 2020 (6 classes )

The Institut Français is happy to launch the Kids French Club in January 2020. It will be a carousel of French linguistic activities offered to primary kids between 7 and 9 year old.

It is an after-school club where your children will develop a genuine taste for language learning and will build up the foundations for future success in GCSE an A level. It is a unique experience to start learning French in an immersive environment through fun activities, language games and crafts.

Kids French Club – the only French after-school at the very heart of South Kensington in London. 

 

KIDS FRENCH CLUB
Beginner, near beginner - 10 to 11 year old
1x1h30/week over 10 weeks
Wed or Thu | 4.00pm - 5.30pm
£300 (no early booking discount)
Register Now
South Kensington
Up to 12 students
20 jan - 10 Feb 2020 (4 classes ) and 24 Feb - 30 March 2020 (6 classes )

The Institut Français is happy to launch the Kids French Club in January 2020. It will be a carousel of French linguistic activities offered to primary kids between 10 and 11 year old.

It is an after-school club where your children will develop a genuine taste for language learning and will build up the foundations for future success in GCSE an A level. It is a unique experience to start learning French in an immersive environment through fun activities, language games and crafts.

Kids French Club – the only French after-school at the very heart of South Kensington in London. 

FRENCH FOR EXAMS
GCSE (Year 10 or 11) / A-Level (Year 1 or year 2)
3h/week over 10 weeks
Sat |10.00am - 1.00pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
Register Now
Up to 12 students
GCSE and A-Level
18 Jan - 21 Mar 2020
GCSE
28 Mar - 02 May 2020
Course over 5 weeks - £175.00 (no early booking discount)
No class on 11 April
A-Level
28 Mar - 13 June 2020
No class on 11 April and 9 May 2020

Maximise your exam results with extra French practice.

For students taking French for GCSE or A-Level this school year and who want extra practice to ensure outstanding exam results.

Tutor: Our teachers are specialised in all exam boards (AQA, EDEXCEL, CIE, WJEC) for GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and Pre U exams.

Aims: Improve your French grades by working on topics, grammar points, literature & films (A-level only) exam skills with individual assistance if needed.

Teaching approach: Students will:

  • Speak exclusively in French in class
  • Study with French documents: press articles, audio clips
  • Answer questions on audio and video documents
  • Master grammar through comprehensive exercises
  • Practice writing and speaking to include their new grammatical knowledge
  • Read French articles on topics; present them orally
  • Give oral presentations followed by question and answer sessions
  • Work on exam techniques

Course materials: Past papers from all boards, French press e.g. Le Figaro and Le Monde, French radio and TV e.g. RFI, TV5, French grammar and exercise books, resources from the Institut français cultural centre.

Student’s involvement: Students will give oral presentations, engage in debates and work on their grammar at each session. They will be given written homework and will benefit from access to material from the Médiathèque to prepare the oral and research subject of their choice.

Crash course – French for exams
GCSE (Year 10 or 11) / A-Level (Year 1 or year 2)
6h/day over 5 days
Monday to Friday |10.00am - 5.00pm
£350 (£315 early booking discount)
Register Now
Up to 12 students
06 Apr - 09 Apr 2020
14 Apr - 17 Apr 2020
Sessions over 4 days
£280 (no early booking discount)
27 Jul - 31 July 2020
17 Aug - 21 Aug 2020
17 Feb - 21 Feb 2020
Session over 4,5 days (No class on Wednesday 19 Feb from 10.00am to 1.00pm)
£327 (£294 early booking discount)

Maximise your exam results with extra French practice.

For students taking their French GCSE, AS & A2 exams next year and who want extra practice to ensure outstanding exam results.

Tutor: The teacher is specialised in OCR, EDEXCEL and AQA, and is experienced in IGCSE (for GCSE),  for both EDEXCEL and Cambridge boards.

Aims: Improve your French results by working on exam techniques with individual assistance if needed.

Teaching approach: Students will

  • Speak exclusively in French in class
  • Study with French documents: press articles, audio clips
  • Answer questions on audio and video documents
  • Master grammar through comprehensive exercises
  • Practice writing and speaking to include their new grammatical knowledge
  • Read French articles on topics; present them orally
  • Give oral presentations followed by question and answer sessions
  • Work on exam techniques

Course materials: Past papers from all boards, French press e.g. Le Figaro and Le Monde, French radio and TV e.g. RFI, TV5, French grammar and exercise books, resources from the Institut français cultural centre.

Student’s involvement: Students will give oral presentations, engage in debates and work on their grammar at each session. They will be given written homework and will benefit from access to material from the Médiathèque to prepare the oral and research subject of their choice.

PRIVATE TUITION
Monday to Saturday
9 hours minimum
90min per lesson
Register Now
South Kensington
Mon to Fri - £65/h
Sat - £70/h
At home
Mon to Fri - £70/h
Sat - £75/h
Skype
Mon to Fri - £65/h
Sat - £70/h

Our courses for children and teenagers are specially designed to improve your child’s language learning and develop their skills at communicating in French.

Our qualified teachers have experience with providing age-appropriate lessons and learning materials for younger students and they use many innovative stimulating techniques to keep your child motivated and excited about learning the French language whatever their level.

These courses help to improve the students’ French language in the 4 key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

From 6+

 

Improve your grades
Monday to Saturday
9 hours minimum
Min. 90 mins per lesson
Register Now
South Kensington
Min. 90 mins per lesson
Mon to Fri - £65/h
Sat - £70/h
Skype
Min. 90 mins per lesson
Mon to Fri - £65/h
Sat - £70/h
At home
Min. 90 mins per lesson
Mon to Fri - £70/h
Sat - £75/h

Whether your child needs to prepare for the GCSE, AS level, A Level, Pre-U preparation, CNED programme, IGCSE or a specific French exam (Brevet des Collèges, Baccalauréat, DELF Prim, DELF Junior), we can help.

Our teachers are specialised in OCR, EDEXCEL and AQA, and experienced in IGCSE (for GCSE), Pre-u and WJEC (for AS and A2 level)  for both EDEXCEL and Cambridge boards.

French Summer Camp 4 Kids & Teens
Beginner (A1) / Elementary (GCSE level) / Intermediate (A-Level)
5h/day over 5 days + cultural activities
Monday to Friday |10.00am - 3.30pm
£375 (no early booking discount)
Register Now
Up to 12 students
13 July – 17 July 2020
8 - 11 years old
Beginner (A1)
12 - 13 years old
Beginner / near beginner (A1 to A1+)
20 July - 24 July 2020
13 - 15 years old
Elementary to Intermediate (A2 to B1 / GCSE level)

Get ready for a very French summer at the Institut français!

Join us for a fun-filled week of French learning!

FRENCH & FUN

The Institut français is taking its successful teaching practices to a fast-track, week-long immersion French summer camp. Fusing together French courses with exciting cultural activities, our Summer French Camp will be an unforgettable French immersion journey!
The summer camp is open to all students aged 8 to 15 years, from beginners to intermediate level.

Two sessions Mon 13 – Fri 17 July
Mon 20 – Fri 24 July

 

OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING FRENCH

Under the guidance of our native-speaking teachers, our students are encouraged to actively take part in hands-on activities to boost their French speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at all levels with a particular emphasis on oral communication. We design each lesson according to the ages, abilities and interests of our students.
In this supportive, supervised environment, our students gain confidence and silks in French while making new friends!

OUR SUMMER PROGRAMME

Designed for a fun and educational time exploring French culture, our materials are especially chosen to offer teenagers stimulating and interactive lessons and activities.
Classes are taught in small groups by our dynamic and highly-qualified teachers, who know exactly how to make learning entertaining and lively!

Monday to Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm French lessons Games, roleplays and task-based activities to revise or learn vocabulary and grammar in a fun way!
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch break – Children bring their packed lunch, a few snacks and enough water for the day
From 1.30pm Cultural activities Films at Ciné Lumière, science and creative art workshops, board games…

 

OUR LEARNING LEVELS

♦ Mon 13 – Fri 17 July: 

  • 8 – 11 Years old:
  • Teenagers basic A1 – Total beginners
  • 12 – 13 Years old:
  • Teenagers basic A1/A1+ – Total beginners / Near beginners

– Introducing yourself
– Talking about your hobbies, your interests (music, Internet, technology)

♦ Mon 20 – Fri 24 July: 

  • 13 – 15 years old:
  • Teenagers practical A2 to B1 – Elementary to Intermediate (GCSE)