Course Overview 


Our afternoon French Level 1 course is a Beginners course for students who have never studied the French language before. This is a less intensive course than our evening 6-week Level 1 French course, allowing you to ease your way into the language at a slower and more relaxed pace. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick French language level test here or check our levels chart. 


Our French language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content 


Communicative aims 

– Greet someone and responding to greetings 

– Introduce yourself 

– Ask politely 

– Understand class instructions 

– Say hello and goodbye 

– Ask someone’s State your profession 

– Say and ask personal information – your email, name, surname, nationality, country and telephone number. 

– Talk about where you live 

– Make a reservation and talk about dates 

– Talk about possessions 


Linguistic aims 

– Classroom Objects 

– Numbers 0 to 99 and 100 to 1,000,000 

– The alphabet 

– Days of the week 

– Nationalities 

– Countries 

– Possessions

– The months of the year

– The seasons



– The definite articles le, la l’, les 

– Indefinite articles 

– Singular and plural subject pronouns je, tu, il/ellevous (polite) 

– The gender of country names 

– Verb être (be) (je, tu, il, ellevousin the present tense 

– Verb s’appeler (call/name) (je, tu, il, ellevous) in the present tense 

– The interrogative adjective quel, quelle

– The possessive adjectives(mon, ton, son, ma, ta, savotre)

– Verbs habiter (live), parler (speak), and avoir (have) in the present tense


Sociocultural aspects

– Talk about France and French speaking countries 

– Formal situations in France and Quebec 

– The Eiffel Tower in numbers 



Inspire: Livre de l’élève 1 + audio/video + Parcours digital

Units 1 & 2

ISBN: 2015135790  


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course. Books will be available to purchase from reception on the day of your second lesson.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on weekday afternoons from 16.30 – 18.00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Wednesdays: 11th October – 13th December 2023

Thursdays: 25th January – 28th March 2024

Tuesdays: 16th April – 18th June 2024

Wednesdays: 10th July – 18th September 2024*

Mondays: 7th October – 9th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 weeks.


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from French language teachers 
  • French language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
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