Course Overview


French Level 4 is an Elementary French course for students who have already studied some French. French Level 4 requires that you have previously studied French Level 3 or a course of at least 36 class hours. 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

  • Talk about daily activities 
  • Describe daily life 

  • Talk about sports you practise 

  • Talk about shopping 

  • Talk about the quality of products 

  • Ask and tell the price 

  • Talk about clothes 



  • Daily activities 
  • Times of the day/week 

  • Food and meals 

  • Clothes and Accessories 

  • Adjectives to describe clothes 

  • Types of shops 

  • Colours 



  • Time indicators jusqu’à… ; de… à, quand 
  • Adverbs of frequency –  jamais (ne), parfois, souvent, toujours 

  • Faire du, de la, des 

  • Time connectors – d’abord and après (first and after) 

  • Reflexive verbs (e.g. Je me couche; tu te couches; Il se couche), dormir and finir in the present tense 

  • Quantity with adjectifs numéraux (numeral adjectives) 

  • Partive articles (e.g. du melon; de la salade; des pates) 

  • Questions using Combien (How many) 

  • The near future – affirmative and negative forms 

  • Verb: essayer in the present form 

  • Demonstrative adjectives – ce, cet, cette, ces (this, that, these) 

  • The place of adjectives 

  • Prepositions of place sur, sous, devant, derrière, entre 

  • Verb essayer in the present tense 


Sociocultural aspects

  • Working in France 
  • Shoe sizes in France 



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

Unit 5 (Lessons 16, 17, 18)


* 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)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 36 class hours of previous French language study required
  • Classes will take place at our school in Covent Garden (16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5LQ) 


Class Schedule


  • The classes are 2 hours per week
  • The course runs for 6 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:30
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:


Tuesdays: 9th January – 13th February 2024

Mondays: 19th February – 25th March 2024

Wednesdays: 10th April – 15th May 2024

Thursdays: 23rd May – 27th June 2024

Mondays: 1st July – 12th August 2024*

Tuesdays: 20th August – 24th September 2024

Wednesdays: 2nd October – 6th November 2024

Thursdays: 14th November – 19th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024. The course still consists of 6 lessons spread out over 7 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

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