Learn French in a few short weeks with our Beginners Summer Intensive course. This concentrated course will teach you the entire syllabus of the French Beginners course in just 10 weeks in the summer term.
Whether you plan on climbing the Eiffel Tower, ordering food in the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon, or simply having a go at a game of pétanque on the Côte d’Azur, this intensive French summer course is for you.
The French Beginners Summer Intensive course consists of two evening classes per week for a total of 10 weeks. In this time you will cover all three modules of the beginners course, giving you an excellent grasp on basic French in a short space of time.
Challenging but rewarding, the course is perfectly suited to those looking to develop a basic command of French.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
Learn French from scratch with this intensive summer course designed for complete beginners who want to quickly gain social communication skills to get by in France in daily life situations.
You will be perfecting pronunciation of basic French words, recognising sounds in short French clips, give small presentations, learning different tenses, understanding the press and discovering French culture.
The French Beginners Summer Intensive short course is designed for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of French.
This is an intensive French short course requiring regular attendance and homework commitments between lessons, as the content of three terms are covered in one.
If you are not a complete beginner and have some prior knowledge of French, you may wish to join our French Beginners Refresher (Year 2) course or join Module Two or Module Three of the French Beginners (Year 1) course. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
To ask and answer questions about your daily routine and requesting information on everyday life activities such as:
The French Summer Intensive course is designed for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of French.
If you are not a complete beginner and have some prior knowledge, you may wish to join our French Beginners Refresher course or join Module Two or Module Three of the French Beginners course. You can check your level using our online guidelines.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English. Some instructions and basic grammar explanation will be given in English.
The emphasis in this French course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.
Your progress will be assessed on an on-going basis through homework and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your lecturer when appropriate and written feedback with your homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
No qualification is issued at the end of the course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
Frédéric Fournier qualified some years ago at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Frédéric has been teaching French as a foreign language in London for the past fifteen years at several institutions such as Westminster University, The City Literary Institute and the European Bank for Research and Development.
Marie-Pierre Pérez qualified at the Orléans University in Orléans and La Sorbonne University in Paris. She has been teaching French in London for the past eleven years at several higher education institutions such as Westminster University. She has also been providing language training at international companies.
Marie-Pierre has a passion for theatre and has qualified at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique in Orléans. She has performed as leading actress and led many French drama workshops within French Institutes abroad - Morocco, Germany, Lebanon, Mexico, Switzerland.