French

Learn French — Courses Online & In London

French remains one of the most popular languages in the world spoken by more than 220 million people across the globe. French is one of the official languages in several countries including Canada, Belgium and Senegal.

If you are already fluent in speaking English, learning French can be fairly easy due to the sheer number of words derived from the French vocabulary. For example, did you know that approximately 3 out of every 10 English words are thought to have French origins? These include 'souvenir', 'bouquet' and 'omelette'.

We offer courses for all levels. Whether you are a beginner, a tad rusty or already fluent and want to enjoy French conversation or you want to improve your knowledge with an advanced course. Browse from our range of courses below and choose a time that suits you.

Many of our course lessons are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our French language courses below and enrol today!

If you are looking for French language courses on behalf of your organisation, email us on languagetraining@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2640 for more information and to see how we can help.

 

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  1. French 3 lower: actualité et discussion
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  2. Revisit your elementary French (daytime)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in January.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00
  3. French beginners (small group): an introduction
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Oct 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join this lively short course for beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  4. French beginners: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Oct 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn French on this lively course for near beginners, taught in French with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.







    Note: The fees include all teaching materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  5. French rapidement for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. Expect more homework than in other courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  6. French 5: Fables, fabliaux, contes et Nouvelles
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Si vous aimez la littérature d’un genre plutôt court, venez découvrir une sélection d’histoires brèves qui ont marqué la littérature française, de ses origines moyenâgeuses à nos jours.







    Avec « Estula », fabliau anonyme du XIIIème siècle, vous pourrez rire de la naïveté d’un bourgeois amené à croire que son chien a le don de la parole. Vous redécouvrirez également quelques contes classiques du XVIIème siècle avant de passer aux maîtres du genre au XIX siècle, avec Balzac, Flaubert ou Maupassant.







    Finalement, nous aborderons des textes issus de la littérature contemporaine, avec des auteurs comme Boris Vian, Roland Topor et bien d’autres.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  7. French 5: Napoléon, un personnage à part
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Napoléon est un des personnage les plus connu de l’histoire de France. À l’automne 2021 le Président Macron a commémoré les 200 ans de la mort de l’Empereur en exil. Certains ont approuvé et d’autres ont critiqué ces célébrations. Napoléon continue de diviser !







    Sorti du rang pour atteindre le sommet était-il un génial ambitieux ou un simple arriviste ? Commencant sa carrière sous la Révolution en a-t-il été le continuateur ou au contraire le fossayeur ? Est-il une sorte de précurseur de l’Europe ou au contraire n’y a-t-il semé que la mort et la désolation ? A-t-il laissé une France plus riche ou une France ruinée ? Voilà quelques-unes des questions que nous nous poserons ensemble sur ce personnage à part.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  8. French intensive for beginners on Saturdays
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join this lively , intensive course for beginners on Saturdays.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
  9. French 4/5: advanced grammar
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu maitriser mais qui vous échappe encore! Ce cours va vous emmener dans les dédales de la grammaire française et vous donner l'occasion de vous y reconnaitre.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
  10. French 4/5 : Lire et discuter un roman français
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    A gentle introduction to French literature. You will read at least one book a term and meet every other week to analyse and discuss the details to develop your understanding of the French language and writing style. The course takes place every other week.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  11. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: futur et conditionnel
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and consolidate the future and the conditional through interactive activities. Taught in French.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Ecoutez et prononcez!
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Practise your listening skills to improve your understanding of spoken French. Ideal for elementary and lower intermediate students. Taught in French.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  13. Expressions familières et argotiques
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Vous regardez des films français, écoutez de la musique française, rencontrez de jeunes français et vous n’y pigez rien… pardon, n’y comprenez rien ! Démystifiez les expressions argotiques et familières et développez votre compréhension de la langue française et de sa culture.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. French 2 upper : focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken French in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of French pronunciation to give you a better idea of how French is spoken.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  15. Voyage à travers les temps grammaticaux: présent et futur proche
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and consolidate the present tense and the near future through interactive activities.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00

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