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Beginners

Beginner's French | A1

Comprehensive group courses

This course, designed for beginners, will give you a solid grounding in basic French which you can build upon for further learning. Learn everything about greetings, introducing yourself and numbers! You will also learn how to describe the city you live in and talk about the different means of transportation.

Materials: Textbook Odyssée A1, ISBN: 978-2-09-035569-7 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 11:30am
13 Sep 2023 ▸ 13 Dec 2023

Beginner's French | A1.3

Comprehensive group courses

In this particular course, get ready for a trip to a francophone country! Learn what to say in shops, restaurants, and cafés. Discuss fashion and the weather, all you need for a French conversation!

Materials: Textbook Entre Nous 1, ISBN: 9788484439189 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)



Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
12 Sep 2023 ▸ 12 Dec 2023
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Beginner's French | A2.2

Comprehensive group courses

In this particular course, you will discuss the influence of cultural events on cities, discover French-speaking authors, and chat about your travel habits, using a wide range of tenses.

Materials: Texbook Défi 2, ISBN: 9788416657469 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly

Talk like a sommelier

Themed workshops
In this short workshop, learn to talk about grapes, flavours and pairings to impress your friends like a sommelier with a few samples of wines (just for practice!).
Practice your skills at our blind wine tasting challenge on November 3rd.
Pace: 1 hour weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 20 Oct 2023 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
20 Oct 2023
Only 4 spots left!

Workshop | Poésie française

Themed workshops
Play with French poetry in this two-hour workshop, an accessible and creative way of improving your pronunciation and deepening your understanding of French structures. 
Enjoy reading poems by Rimbaud, Prévert and more, and create your own Apollinaire-style calligram.


Pace: Over one weekend
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St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 21 Oct 2023 - 10am ▸ 12pm
21 Oct 2023
Conversation Courses (broad intermediate)

French Conversation

Conversation classes
Practice your speaking skills in a comfortable and friendly setting with discussions and debates on various subjects, such as art and ideas. You will maintain and develop your vocabulary. For intermediate and advanced levels.

Pace: 1 hour weekly

Talk like a sommelier

Themed workshops
In this short workshop, learn to talk about grapes, flavours and pairings to impress your friends like a sommelier with a few samples of wines (just for practice!).
Practice your skills at our blind wine tasting challenge on November 3rd.
Pace: 1 hour weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 20 Oct 2023 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
20 Oct 2023
Only 4 spots left!
Intermediate

Advanced French | C1/C2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this advanced French class, discover historic events that made France the country it is today. Discuss secularism, learn about the most famous French kings, and examine Olympe de Gouges' Declaration of the Rights of Women.

(No materials needed)


Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Monday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
11 Sep 2023 ▸ 11 Dec 2023
SOLD OUT

Intermediate French | B1-B2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this class of fairly independent speakers, you will discuss rites of passage, traditions and work experiences. Grammar points this term will focus on the double pronoun order, the plus-que-parfait and the passive voice. Cultural aspects will include traditional festivals like the lemon festival in Menton or even wedding traditions and superstitions in Francophone countries!

Materials: Textbook Odyssée B2, ISBN : 978-2-09-035583-3 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B1.1

Comprehensive group courses

In this intermediate course, through the topics of love, family and travels, you will learn to give and justify your opinion, give advice using the conditional tense, and also express an obligation or disagreement. The grammar points, both in revision and new, will enable you to express yourself with more fluency and above all more flexibility. Cultural aspects will include myths and legends from the First Nations in Canada but also books and films from Francophone countries!

Materials: Textbook Odyssée B1, ISBN: 978-2-09-035580-2 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
12 Sep 2023 ▸ 12 Dec 2023
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Intermediate French | B1.2

Comprehensive group courses

In this particular course, you will voice your opinion on climate change, inequalities and various societal issues. Learn how to râler (complain) like a true French! Further your knowledge of the conditionnel passé and the subjunctive, and use emphasis.

Materials: Texbook Défi 3, ISBN: 9788416943593 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B2.1

Comprehensive group courses

Come and join us this term to discuss all things ecological, with a specific focus on the environment and the idea of overconsumption and recycling. Express your opinion on slow fashion or on greenwashing while furthering your knowledge of argumentative structures. Grammar points will include double pronoun order, phrasal verbs and our beloved subjonctif!

Materials : Textbook Edito B2, ISBN : 9782278103669 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B2.2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this class of fairly independent speakers, come and complain about the many (many) exceptions of the French language, exchange boredom, and discuss this 21st century term of “gamification”. Grammar points will focus on simple past, expressing goals, and using emphasis.

Materials : Textbook Défi 4, ISBN : 9788416943609 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Monday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
11 Sep 2023 ▸ 11 Dec 2023
SOLD OUT

Refresher Day | Intermediate

Intensive or short group courses
Refresh your French! Let our experienced teacher guide you through a varied and enjoyable programme, including a bit of grammar and de-rustifying speaking exercises.

Bring your own lunch, refreshments provided.





Pace: Over one weekend
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St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 4 Nov 2023 - 9:30am ▸ 3:30pm
04 Nov 2023

Talk like a sommelier

Themed workshops
In this short workshop, learn to talk about grapes, flavours and pairings to impress your friends like a sommelier with a few samples of wines (just for practice!).
Practice your skills at our blind wine tasting challenge on November 3rd.
Pace: 1 hour weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 20 Oct 2023 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
20 Oct 2023
Only 4 spots left!
Advanced

Advanced French | C1/C2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this advanced French class, discover historic events that made France the country it is today. Discuss secularism, learn about the most famous French kings, and examine Olympe de Gouges' Declaration of the Rights of Women.

(No materials needed)


Pace: 2 hours weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Monday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
11 Sep 2023 ▸ 11 Dec 2023
SOLD OUT

Sorry, this course is sold out.

But you can be added to a waiting list in case a spot becomes available.

Code: CONVO-MON-A-23


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