Course Overview


Online French Level 1 is a Beginners French course for students who have never studied the French language before. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick French language level test here or check our levels chart.


Our Online French language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


Course Content


Communicative aims 

  • Introduce yourself and others (name and surname).
  • Ask and answer simple questions.
  • Discuss nationalities and languages.
  • Describe linguistic profiles of classmates.
  • Exchange personal information, such as birthdays, phone numbers, and email addresses
  • Engage in interactions to describe what you like and don’t like
  • Offer and request personal information.
  • Practice introductions in a social context.


Linguistic aims 

  • Master the present tense of ‘être’ and ‘avoir’.
  • Use indefinite articles, possessive adjectives, and the interrogative adjective ‘quel(le)’.
  • Understand and form negations.
  • Familiarise with personal subject pronouns.Learn greetings and farewells.
  • Number from 0 to 100.
  • Months, family situations, and centres of interest.
  • Casual and formal forms of address.


Sociocultural aspects

  •  Discuss the role of names and surnames in French culture.
  • Examine the use of formal and informal language in different settings.
  • Introduction to French theatre with a focus on the play ‘Le Prénom’.



Mon alter ego – méthode de français et livre d’activités (Unit 1)* 

Unit 1

ISBN 978-2-01-715313-9


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course.  


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


Class Schedule


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:


Tuesdays: 9th January – 27th February 2024

Wednesdays: 6th March – 1st May 2024

Thursdays: 16th May – 4th July 2024

Mondays: 15th July – 2nd September 2024

Tuesdays: 17th September – 5th November

Wednesdays: 20th November 2024 – 22nd January 2025*


*There is a week’s break from 23rd December 2024 – 2nd January 2025 due to the Christmas holiday. The lesson will be rescheduled as agreed with the teacher and the course will still consist of 8 lessons. 


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


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
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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