Course Overview


French Level 5 is an Elementary French course for students who are already in the process of learning French. French Level 5 requires that you have previously studied French Level 4 or a course of at least 48 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  

  • Express Quantities 

  • Talk about a dish 
  • Describing what we usually eat 
  • Telling about past events 



  • Ingredients 

  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Kitchen appliances 
  • Culinary stages 
  • Quantity 
  • The determined quantity –  pas de, un peu de, beaucoup de 

  • The infinitive – affirmative and negative 
  • The verb manger in the present tense 
  • Words in a restaurant 
  • Marriage 
  • Time 
  • Cinema 


  • The past tense (Le passé composé) with avoir and être (affirmative and negative forms) 
  • Past participles en é and I 
  • The subject pronoun on 
  • Chronological indicators: d’abordpuis, ensuite 


Sociocultural aspects 

  • Le Café de l’Ancienne Gare de Fribourg (Switzerland) 
  • The French at the table 



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

Unit 6 (Lesson 20, 21, 22)


* 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: 48 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) 
  • To join this course students must be already familiar with the present tense as in this course we will be starting the past tense (Pas Composé).


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:


Thursdays: 11th January – 15th February 2024

Tuesdays: 20th February – 26th March 2024

Mondays: 8th April – 13th May 2024*

Wednesdays: 22nd May – 26th June 2024

Thursdays: 4th July – 15th August 2024*

Mondays: 19th August – 23rd September 2024*

Tuesdays: 1st October – 5th November 2024

Wednesdays: 13th November – 18th December 2024


*Due to the Early May Bank holiday there is no lesson on the Monday 6th of May. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 10th May unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. The course still consists of 6 lessons in total.


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


*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, there is no lesson on the Monday 26th August 2024. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. The course still consists of 6 lessons in total.


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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French Level 5
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