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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. Discover online French
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you always wanted to learn French but never taken the plunge ? Now is the perfect opportunity to start your French journey with us thanks to our short taster course !







    This is a live online course. You will need:



    - Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.



    - A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.



    - Earphones/headphones/speakers.



    We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Christmas in Provence : a taster for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.







    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 £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. French games/ quiz session: level B1/B2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join us on this fun French games and quiz session ! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of French grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then this short session is just right for you !



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Je conjugue, tu conjugues… au présent!
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Join this lively workshop to practise your regular and irregular verbs in the present tense. Ideal for students who have studied French for at least a year or want to refresh their French conjugation.



    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 £29.00 Concession £29.00
  5. French Culture through Songs
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Les Français prennent leurs chanteurs au sérieux. Artistes, poëtes, interprètes, ils participent aux débats d’idées au même titre que les intellectuels. De nombreuses chansons font partie intégrante du patrimoine national et comme le dit le proverbe “En France tout se termine par des chansons“.







    D’Édith Piaf à Stromaé en passant par Charles Trenet, Ferat, Françoise Hardy, Barbara et quelques autres venez découvrir une douzaine de chansons qui ont touché le coeur des Français.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  6. La Côte d'Azur: plus qu'une belle côte
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tout le monde connait la Côte d’Azur, la ‘French Riviera’, la Promenade des Anglais, Monaco, Cannes… tout le monde. Mais est-ce vraiment tout ce que cette magnifique région a à offrir ? Bien sûr que non. Ceux qui habitent dans le département des Alpes-Maritimes y trouvent une richesse et une beauté que les touristes ne connaissent pas forcément et qui va au-delà des festivals, des palaces et du glamour. Si découvrir les facettes moins connues de ce département du sud-est de la Fance vous intéresse, inscrivez-vous !







    Please note that this course will take place face to face.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  7. French 1/2: French through simple songs - le printemps est arrivé!
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Sing your way to better French pronunciation, grammar and cultural knowledge with this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children. Suitable if you have recently started studying French or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.



    To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  8. French 4/5: Les monstres sacrés du cinéma français: Claude Lelouch
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Claude Lelouch a eu une longue et riche carrière cinématographique, et la simple mention de son nom fait venir à l’esprit de celui ou celle qui l’entend une image ou une réplique de film de telle ou telle génération. De nombreux grands acteurs sont passés devant sa caméra et avoir l’opportunité de jouer dans un de ses films est toujours un honneur. D’Un Homme et Une Femme à Les plus belles années d’une vie en passant par Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté et Les Misérables, Claude Lelouch est sans aucun doute un monstre sacré du cinéma français faiseur de monstres sacrés du cinéma français.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00

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