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Beginners

Beginner's French | A1.3

Comprehensive group courses

This term is all about getting ready for a trip to a francophone country! In this course for false beginners, you’ll learn how to survive in shops, restaurants, and cafés, and will discover new traditional recipes like le rougail saucisses from La Réunion. You will also learn how to talk about past, present or future events.

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

Beginner's French | A2.2

Comprehensive group courses

Come and join us this term to cover a variety of topics: from the evolution of fashion to national parks and family stories, there will be lots of themes to discuss! By the end of the term, you will be able to talk about your future projects using the futur simple, organise day trips or make suggestions to your friends or family, and even complain about a bad experience just like a real French person would do!

Materials: Textbook Odyssée A2, Livre de l’élève, ISBN: 978-2-09-035572-7 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)



Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
16 Apr 2024 ▸ 16 Jul 2024
SOLD OUT
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
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   12pm ▸ 1pm
16 Apr 2024 ▸ 16 Jul 2024
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Intermediate

Chanel: icône de la mode

Themed workshops
Coco Chanel: a fashion icon. Discover the most revolutionary fashion designer of the 1900s, her dark role during World War II, and her still-present influence today. Compare fashion styles from different eras and take a stance on the blossoming body-positive movement in recent years. ​We'll even share a glass of wine from one of the exclusive Domaines owned by the Maison Chanel! 


Pace: 1.5 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 21 Jun 2024 - 6pm ▸ 7:30pm
21 Jun 2024

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
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   12pm ▸ 1pm
16 Apr 2024 ▸ 16 Jul 2024
SOLD OUT

French Literature | Paris au XIXe siècle

Intensive or short group courses
New course for French literature connoisseurs! "Lumières, science et individualisme : les thèmes de Paris au XIXe siècle en littérature" 

Indulge in a 4-week course in French Literature of the 19th-century, through the themes of individualism, intellectual enlightenment and science.
The epochal clash of tradition and innovation of 19th-century Paris gives rise to some of the best French literature, such as Balzac with Le Père Goriot. Explore excerpts of prominent authors and formulate your own analysis, all in French, guided by our French literature expert and book club moderator Barbara Giraud.

For upper-intermediate and advanced students.

Materials: You will receive the excerpts to read in advance
Pace: 1.5 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B1-B2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this class of fairly independent speakers, come reveal your scientific side talking about innovations, genetics and robotisation. You will also discuss art and architecture, and will discover the wonderful Château de Chambord or the Van Gogh immersive experience in Paris! Grammar points this term will focus on compound relative pronouns and past reported speech.

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B1.2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, chat about your professional experience, healthy lifestyles, recycling in the fashion industry, and medias and fake news. We will learn how to express our ideas in finer details in debates, and how to voice an opinion using a wide range of connectives and structures. Grammar points will include the passive voice, the conditional and of course our beloved subjonctif!

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B1.3

Comprehensive group courses

This term, come reveal your artistic side talking about cinema, paintings or even literature, voice your opinion on ecological matters, and discover many francophone initiatives both ecological and economical. Grammar points this term will focus on the double pronoun order, past reported speech, and relative pronouns.

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B2.2

Comprehensive group courses

This term, come chat about your professional experience and discuss Internet and social medias. Express your opinion on cyber-addiction or on the purpose of education while expanding your vocabulary! Grammar points will cover the structures of the hypothesis, past reported speech and declarative sentences.

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

Intermediate French | B2.3

Comprehensive group courses

This term, come reveal your historian side talking about historical figures and the representation of women throughout the centuries. You will also chat about travels and discover the most beautiful villages in France like Séguret or Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer! Grammar points this term will focus on past tenses including the passé simple or even on various comparative structures.

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly
Advanced

Advanced French | C1

Comprehensive group courses

This term, in this advanced class, come and join us to discuss all things film and series-related. From understanding the production process to making constructive critiques, you are sure to become a true sériephile afterwards! This term will also be the opportunity to discuss more pressing matters like the defence of animal rights for instance. Grammar points will focus on a deeper understanding of the adjective, on prefixes and suffixes, but also on the expressions of concession.

Materials : Textbook Edito C1, Méthode de français, ISBN : 9782278090969 (Not provided by the Alliance Française)


Pace: 2 hours weekly

Advanced French | C1/C2

Comprehensive group courses
This term, explore contemporary art, delve into literature and media adaptations, and navigate intriguing topics such as youth engagement with reading and media, and beliefs versus superstitions.
Grammar points will include a revision of our marvelous subjunctive, indirect speech, and le passé simple



Pace: 2 hours weekly

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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   12pm ▸ 1pm
16 Apr 2024 ▸ 16 Jul 2024
SOLD OUT

French Literature | Paris au XIXe siècle

Intensive or short group courses
New course for French literature connoisseurs! "Lumières, science et individualisme : les thèmes de Paris au XIXe siècle en littérature" 

Indulge in a 4-week course in French Literature of the 19th-century, through the themes of individualism, intellectual enlightenment and science.
The epochal clash of tradition and innovation of 19th-century Paris gives rise to some of the best French literature, such as Balzac with Le Père Goriot. Explore excerpts of prominent authors and formulate your own analysis, all in French, guided by our French literature expert and book club moderator Barbara Giraud.

For upper-intermediate and advanced students.

Materials: You will receive the excerpts to read in advance
Pace: 1.5 hours weekly

Sorry, this course is sold out.

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

Code: B2.3-WED-S-24


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