City Short Courses: Studying a New Language

Follow our students’ experiences of learning French and Chinese at City.

What level is right for you?

Learn French with support from a central London university. We have a course to suit you – whether you’re looking for beginners training or already know basic French and want to become more confident quickly.

Taught in the evenings, you can fit our interactive sessions around your busy schedule. Our start dates are flexible too – we have part-time French short courses starting in October, January and April/May.

We teach French at a range of levels, from beginners onwards. Each level is made up of three parts and covers a range of areas, including basic grammar and everyday vocabulary. How you study is up to you – take one part alone or join us for the full year to save on costs.

Use our level charts to find the right course for you

Use our level chart to find a French short course that matches your goals and abilities.

Beginners - year 1

Beyond Beginners - year 2

Lower Intermediate - year 3

Upper Intermediate - year 4

Debate complex topics, improve your fluency. We’ll help you communicate with native speakers with ease and boost your accuracy when writing.

Working towards Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level.

Join us here if you have:

  • completed our Lower Intermediate syllabus or a similar course
  • a French A-level
  • reached CEFR B1 level French
  • studied French formally for 180- 210 hours.

You can also study the syllabus in parts.

Why study French at City?