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Beginner's French | A1.1

Comprehensive group courses

This course, designed for complete 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 different means of transportation.

Materials: Textbook Odyssée A1, Livre de l’élève, 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   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
18 Sep 2024 ▸ 18 Dec 2024

Beginner's French | A2.1

Comprehensive group courses

This term, you will dive into the past (tense) and use the passé composé (perfect tense) and the imparfait (imperfect tense) to describe memories and past events. You will also learn how to compare and describe someone’s personality and appearance, and will discover the portraits of famous Francophone celebrities such as the Belgian singer Angèle or the French writer Alexandre Dumas!

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
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 11:30am
18 Sep 2024 ▸ 18 Dec 2024

Beginner's French | A2.3

Comprehensive group courses

Join us this term to discuss food, accommodation, ecology and work experience. Grammar points this term will focus on the imperative with reflexive verbs, the nominalisation and phrasal verbs. Cultural aspects will include traditional recipes like the Morrocan tajine or portraits of famous francophone celebrities like Yannick Noah!

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



Pace: 2 hours weekly

FUNETICS: Secrets of French Pronunciation for Beginners

Themed workshops
Participants will improve their pronunciation skills in this fun, interactive workshop. We have perfected our activities over the years and believe you will be amazed by the results!

For beginners.


Pace: Over one weekend
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St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 28 Sep 2024 - 9:30am ▸ 12:30pm
28 Sep 2024

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 13th.


Pace: 1 hour weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 18 Oct 2024 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
18 Oct 2024
Conversation Courses (broad intermediate)

French Conversation | Café français

Conversation classes
Join us for our new Café français!

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 around a cup of tea.
For intermediate 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 13th.


Pace: 1 hour weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 18 Oct 2024 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
18 Oct 2024
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
17 Sep 2024 ▸ 17 Dec 2024
SOLD OUT

French Conversation | Café français

Conversation classes
Join us for our new Café français!

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 around a cup of tea.
For intermediate levels


Pace: 1 hour weekly

French Grammar Bootcamp | Subjunctive and comprehension skills

Themed workshops

Master the subjunctive and sharpen your comprehension skills with our French Grammar Bootcamp!

Join us for a 3-hour intensive session designed for intermediate-level students. Dive deep into the nuances of the French subjunctive and enhance your comprehension abilities. Perfect for students looking to boost their language proficiency!

For adult learners


Pace: Over one weekend
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St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 9 Nov 2024 - 9:30am ▸ 12:30pm
09 Nov 2024

French Literature Workshop | Molière

Themed workshops
Spend a moment in the 17th century in the company of Molière's famous characters in this upper intermediate workshop. With our trained teacher, you will explore the satirical dialogues and find for yourselves why the playright has established a classic legacy in the world of French theatre. Some role play might be involved!  

For upper-intermediate and advanced students


Pace: Over one weekend
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St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 9 Nov 2024 - 9:30am ▸ 12:30pm
09 Nov 2024

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


Pace: 2 hours weekly
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St Margaret’s Institute
Thursday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
19 Sep 2024 ▸ 19 Dec 2024

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

Comprehensive group courses

Join us this term to discuss pressing environmental issues like greenwashing and share your thoughts on circular economy while mastering how to express concession and obligation. You will also explore the fascinating world of genealogy! Meet the legendary Queen Abla Pokou and chat about historical inventions like the Minitel. Our grammar points this term will focus on past hypothesis, past participle agreements, and time markers.

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 | 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
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St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
17 Sep 2024 ▸ 17 Dec 2024

Intermediate French | B2.2

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

Intermediate French | B2.3

Comprehensive group courses

This term, we will explore current affairs of francophone countries, and how the media presents information through interviews and extracts of TV news programs. Additionally, we will discuss self-care, our relationship with conventional and alternative medicine, and scientific discoveries.

The grammar points for this term will focus on nominalisation, emphasis structures, and time markers.

Materials : Textbook Edito B2, ISBN : 9782278103669 (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 13th.


Pace: 1 hour weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Friday 18 Oct 2024 - 6pm ▸ 7pm
18 Oct 2024
Advanced

Advanced French | C1

Comprehensive group courses

Cupid is on his way! This term, in this advanced class, come and join us to discuss romance, marriage and memories! This term will be the opportunity to talk about the evolution of the family system throughout the years but also discuss assisted reproductive technologies. Grammar points this term will include an analysis of the different types of sentences as well as emphasising techniques such as cleft sentences.

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
Join us this term in this class for advanced learners to sharpen your language skills while exploring real-world issues Dive into hot topics like remote work, universal income, and gender equality in leadership.




Pace: 2 hours weekly
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Monday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
16 Sep 2024 ▸ 16 Dec 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Tuesday   12pm ▸ 1pm
17 Sep 2024 ▸ 17 Dec 2024
SOLD OUT

French Literature Workshop | Molière

Themed workshops
Spend a moment in the 17th century in the company of Molière's famous characters in this upper intermediate workshop. With our trained teacher, you will explore the satirical dialogues and find for yourselves why the playright has established a classic legacy in the world of French theatre. Some role play might be involved!  

For upper-intermediate and advanced students


Pace: Over one weekend
ORDER THIS COURSE:
St Margaret’s Institute
Saturday 9 Nov 2024 - 9:30am ▸ 12:30pm
09 Nov 2024

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