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Beginners 1

Group Online Tuition (8 MAX)
10 weeks

start date: 1st March 2024 17:30 GMT


The Beginners French 1 lessons are tailored for individuals who are embarking on their initial exploration of the French language. This course is specifically designed for those with little to no prior knowledge of French, encompassing speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension. The primary focus of these introductory classes is to establish a foundational understanding of the language and foster basic communication skills. This course will not only focus on language acquisition but also on fostering an understanding of the francophone world at large looking at the lasting impact of French colonialism across the francophone world.


Throughout the program, participants will engage in activities aimed at comprehending and participating in simple conversations. The overarching goal is for students to acquire a grasp of fundamental French vocabulary, basic grammar structures, and essential communication strategies. By the conclusion of the course, it is anticipated that participants will have achieved a foundational proficiency at the A1 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


The instructional approach combines context-based learning with proven pedagogical methods suitable for beginners. The course structure emphasises a gradual progression, ensuring that participants feel confident in asking basic questions, expressing simple ideas, and engaging in uncomplicated interactions. This foundational course sets the stage for further language acquisition and a solid understanding of the basics of the French language.


This is a queer-inclusive class open to all, and course topics will be shaped by the interests of the students.


For students who are looking for a more advanced class, get in touch regarding 1-1 sessions or future class offerings.


The course is taught by Toma (he/him).


Having accomplished a Master's degree in International Relations and Politics of the Middle East at SOAS University of London, Toma brings a wealth of knowledge, especially considering his earlier completion of a Bachelor's degree in English and Politics. What sets Toma apart is his distinctive viewpoint as a dual Irish and French citizen, coupled with a fervent passion for post-colonial history and politics.


This dynamic background serves as the foundation for Toma's creation of a French course that transcends the conventional. Drawing from years of expertise in instructing French as a foreign language to a diverse global audience, Toma crafts an experience that is not just educational but a captivating journey. Students are invited to embark on a creative and intriguing exploration, where the complexities of language intertwine with the richness of historical and political narratives. Toma's course promises to be a unique and enriching endeavour, shaped by a commitment to fostering a deep understanding of French language and culture.

Join our taster session on February 23 17:30 GMT. Book here.

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