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What will I learn?

  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing skills
  • Key vocabulary & grammar
  • Confidence for conversations
French Courses in London. With more than 80 million French speakers across the globe, learning French is your passport to so much more than just an enhanced city break to beautiful Paris. You will be able to get to grips with the many different French-speaking cultures, gastronomies and customs as you boost your French language skills on our fun and practical courses.

The allure of the French language has enraptured cultures as far flung as Canada, Vietnam, the Ivory Coast and Togo. It is the poetry of French that captivates, but French is also very much a language of commerce. Confidence in using it can help you to unlock career doors and business opportunities.

Our native French-speaking teachers will help you discover and understand the finer points of pronunciation and grammar and enable you to become a confident French speaker. You will have plenty of opportunities to practise as you study in groups of no more than 14. French lessons in London are fun.
Before long you could be discovering the beauty of Rimbaud’s poetry or confidently ordering street food from a Vietnamese hawker!

Course basics

  • 10 French classes
  • Once a week
  • 2-hour class
  • Evening or Saturday morning
  • Group size; 14 max
  • Qualified native teacher
  • Location; Central London

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What will I learn?

Courses are designed to follow the Council of Europe syllabus. This is essentially a list of different things you should be able to do in the language, and by looking at the table below you can get an idea of how long it might take you.

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The focus in all languages we teach is to get you using the language. If you would like to see what level you are try our online test and please get in touch if you have any questions; we can also assess your level on the phone. Except for Beginner's courses you can take a trial lesson with no obligation.

Council of Europe Level Group level at UIC Length of course Summary of what will be covered in the course
A1 Beginner 20 hours Greetings and introductions, Asking and giving personal information, Asking prices, Ordering at a bar or restaurant, Asking for the bill, Food and Drinks, Talking about likes and dislikes, Telling where you live, The alphabet, Numbers up to 1.000.000, Present tense, Verb “être” and “avoir”, Negative: ne … pas, Definite and Indefinite articles.
Beginner Plus 20 hours Describing a city, Booking a room in a hotel, Asking and giving directions, Writing a postcard, Describing people, Hobbies, Question with “est-ce que”, Pronouns “moi, toi, lui, elle, eux, elles, nous, vous”, Verbs prendre and descendre
Elementary 20 hours Invitations, Describing routines, The time, Talking about the past and future, The family, Festivals and celebrations, The body, Pronouns “nous, vous, on”, Le passé composé, Possessive adjectives, The imperative.
A2 Pre Intermediate 20 hours Telephone conversations, The weather, Describing emotions, Talking about cultural activities, Holidays, Reflexive verbs, The future, Prepositions, Adjectives, Present continuous.
Low Intermediate A 20 hours Talking about food, Clothes, Giving advice.Describing an object, Booking tickets at the theatre, Colours, Shops, Pronouns, Adverbs of frequency, Informal speech.
Low Intermediate B 20 hours Ordering in a restaurant, Talking about memories, Comparing a past with a present situation, Describing a flat, Pronouns “le,la,les,lui,leur”, Imparfait and passé composétenses.
B1 Intermediate A 20 hours Describing people, Making comparisons, Giving advice, Understanding a job advertisement, Writing a formal letter, Formal and informal speech, Present subjunctive tense, Imperfect tense and present perfect, Passé compose with “être” and “avoir”, Time prepositions.
Intermediate B 20 hours Talking about working experiences, Making travel arrangements, Talking about countries and cities, Hotel facilities, Adverbs, Indefinite pronouns, Plus perfect (j’avais fini), The Gerund, Demonstrative pronouns.
Low Intermediate C 20 hours Talking about the media and films, Making suggestions, Talking about future plans, Expressing hopes, Past tenses revisions, Passive form, Past participle with “avoir”, Indicative or subjunctive for hopes or wishes, Conditional present for wishes and suggestions.
B2 Upper Intermediate A 20 hours Stating preferences and opinion,presenting a project, Expressing agreement and disagreement, Biographies, Cause and consequence,Reported speech in the past, Plus perfect/ conditional.
Upper Intermediate B 20 hours Expressing opinions, Talking about favourite books, Complaining, Environmental issues, Crime and punishment, Subjunctive or indicative to express the necessity/ give opinion, Time prepositions with indicative or subjunctive, Use and place of double complement pronouns.
Upper Intermediate C 20 hours Expressing opinions, Talking about technology, Talking about French literature and cinema, The Media, Expressions for expressing points of view, Giving advice infinitive or subjunctive, Composed relative pronouns, Possessive pronouns (le mien, la sienne, la leur, les leurs…).
C1 Advanced 20 hours For more details about higher levels please contact us.
UIC Languages, London W1W7SA

School’s location

UIC London is extremely popular with students looking to study languages, as it boasts an ideal location, close to the much visited Oxford Circus, and Regents Park. UIC is easy to reach, and well linked through many underground stations, and other transport links. At this enviable postcode (W1W 7SA) students really are in the heart of everything London has to offer, including the legendary Oxford Circus. To find out more, contact us on +44 020 7079 3334.

Our school

“I really enjoyed my first level at UIC. Before I started I was confused at what level to start at, so emailed in. I got a very quick informative response and was quickly put onto the course (by Grace). The teaching by Thomas has been great, I feel I have benefitted from the small class size and native teacher whose first language is French rather than being his adopted language as I have experienced in the past. The staff is very friendly and approachable. Overall a great experience and look forward to starting the next level!”
French Beginner Plus course