The Language Centre

French Evening Classes

You might associate French with being the language of food, culture and love, but it is also a global language of communication. French is one of the most popular languages in the world - being spoken by around 220 million people, either as a first, second or acquired language. 

Our evening classes will improve your everyday French language skills and introduce the culture and history of France and the Francophone world.

Level 1

This 20 week course will introduce some of the basic structures of the language through topics related to social and everyday life in the country/countries where it is spoken. The focus is on listening, speaking and reading simple materials that introduce basic grammatical structures. 

Previous knowledge required?

This class is aimed at learners with no previous knowledge of the language. 

Day and Time

  • Group 1 - Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Group 2 - Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks)

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250

UoN staff and student rate - £250

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280

 

Level 2

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at students with some previous basic knowledge of the language. 

This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 1 of our evening class programme or a beginners course elsewhere
  • you have completed approximately 80 hours of previous study (40 hours contact time and 40 hours personal study)
  • you studied the language at school some time ago and feel you need a refresher
  • you have level A1 (or equivalent) on the CEFR

Day and time

  • Group 1 - Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm 
  • Group 2 - Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks)

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250

UoN staff and student rate - £250

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280

 

Level 3

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with previous basic knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended level 2 of our evening class programme or equivalent
  • you have completed approximately 160 hours of previous study (e.g. pre-GCSE or equivalent)
  • you have a rusty GCSE/O level
  • you have a high A1/low A2 on the CEFR 

Day and time

  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks)

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250

UoN staff and student rate - £250

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280

 

Level 4

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have attended Level 3 of our evening class programme or equivalent
  • you have completed approximately 240 hours of previous language study
  • you have a good recent GCSE (7-9/A*-B)
  • you have A2/A2+ on the CEFR

Day and time

  • Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks)

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250

UoN staff and student rate - £250

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280

 

Level 5

Previous knowledge required?

This 20 week course is aimed at learners with extensive previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • you have attended level 4 of our evening class programme
  • you have AS or A level 
  • you have a level equivalent to B1/B2 on the CEFR 

Day and time

  • Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks)

Term 2: week commencing 30 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (9 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £250

UoN staff and student rate - £250

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £280

 
 
A panoramic rooftop view of Paris on a sunny day. By Richard Munckton - Flickr

The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500
email: LanguageCentre@nottingham.ac.uk