Course Overview


Online French Level 12 is a Pre-Intermediate French course for students who have been studying French for a while. Online French Level 12 requires that you have previously studied French Level 11 or a course of at least 132 class hours. 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

  • Talking about experience in life
  • Providing biographical information and situating events in time. 
  • Expressing the manner and intensity of events and highlighting their exceptional nature. 
  • Discussing chronological order and expressing dissatisfaction. 


Linguistic aims

  • Le passé composé et l’imparfait  (used for ongoing past actions). 
  • Temporal indicators “il y a” (ago) and “depuis” (since/for). 
  • Expressions of duration with “pendant” (during), “de… à” (from… to), “en” (in/within). 
  • Adverbs ending in “-ment” (similar to “-ly” in English). 
  • Intensity adverbs “très” (very), “trop” (too), and “beaucoup” (a lot). 
  • Exclamatory forms: “Quel” + noun (What a), “Comme” + phrase (How), “Qu’est-ce que” + phrase (What). 
  • “Trop de” + noun (too much/many of). 
  • Anteriority and posteriority: “avant” + noun (before), “avant de” + infinitive (before doing), “après” + noun (after). 
  • Adverbs ending in “-ment” (similar to “-ly” in English) 
  • Negation: “ne pas encore” (not yet), “ne plus” (no longer)
  • Vocabulary:
    • Sports, adapted sports, community involvement, and associations. 
    • Air travel, famous landmarks, and cuisine. 
    • Time markers, emotions, sensations, media, and communication. 


Students should already have some knowledge of ‘passé compose’ and ‘imparfait’ and the difference between them, as well as the present conditional, before taking this course.


Socio-cultural aspects: 

  • Influential sports figures, Olympics and Paralympics, popular sports in France, iconic locations, and notable chefs or culinary figures. 



Inspire: Livre de l’élève 2 + audio/video + Parcours digital

Unit 5


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: 132 class hours of previous French language study required
  • 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:


Thursdays: 7th March – 2nd May 2024

Tuesdays: 9th July – 27th August 2024

Wednesdays: 4th September – 23rd October 2024

Thursdays: 31st October – 19th December 2024


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

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