Course Overview


Online French Level 5 is an Elementary French course for students who are already in the process of learning French. Online 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 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  

  • 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. 


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 48 class hours of previous French language study required
  • Classes will take place via Zoom
  • 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 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:


Mondays: 8th July – 26th August 2024*

Tuesdays: 3rd September – 22nd October 2024

Wednesdays: 30th October – 18th December 2024


*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 8 lessons in total.


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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Online French Level 5
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